• I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely. I had to experience that quite directly. I wanted it. I'm therefore not a pacifist at all - or am I?

    "Otto Dix, 1891-1969", exhibition catalogue, London: Tate Gallery, 1992, pp. 17 - 18; as cited by Roy Forward, in "Education resource material: beauty, truth and goodness in Dix's War", p. 9,