• They [his 'Street Scene' paintings and drawings,he made in Berlin] originated in the years 1911-14, in one of the loneliest times of my life, during which an agonizing restlessness drove me out onto the streets day and night, which were filled with people and cars.

    "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Meisterwerke der Druckgraphik" by M. M. Moeller, Gerd Hatje, Stuttgart, (p. 184), 1990.