Quotation by Paul Klee

Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view. Ridiculous man, divine God. Or else, hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.
Paul Klee (1879–1940), Swiss artist. The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918, no. 420, 1902 entry (1957, trans. 1965).
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