• The stars were my best friends. The air was full of legends and phantoms, full of mythical and fair-tale creatures, which suddenly flew away over the roof, so that one was at one with the firmament.

    "Marc Chagall - the Russian years 1906 - 1922" edited by Christoph Vitali, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, exhibition catalogue (p. 41), 1991.