[1896 – 1988] German publisher and writer
Dada is the reaction against all attempts to deny reality... In the past, vast quantities of love, time and effort were applied to painting a body, a flower, a hat, a cast shadow etc. Now, we just take a pair of scissors and cut out all the things we need from paintings or photographs.
Translated by Gerhard Loose from catalogue of the First International Dada Fair, Otto Burchard Gallery, Berlin, 1920, p.2. (Karpel No. 142.)