„It is a kind of vehicle, you know. It's a kind of making, spreading out ideas, that is what I think. It spreads out the idea. You must care for information and I personally try to make information available not only in a written way... I try also to work with images, with fantasy, with jokes, with humor. It accelerates the discussion of the problem of a new society.... so I work coming from the idea of art as the most important means to transform the society.“

—  Joseph Beuys, 1970's, Quote from 'I put me on this train', interview with Art Papier, 1979; as cited in: Joseph Beuys in America: Energy Plan for the Western Man, Carin Kuoni; New York, 1993, p. 44
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„I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out.“

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„This idea was vague at the moment, as I say, and I did not work it out for some years, but I think I never quite lost track of it from that time.“

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