Worpswede, Worpswede, I cannot get you out of my mind... Your magnificent pine trees! I call them my men--thick, gnarled, powerful, and tall--yet with the most delicate nerves and fibers in them.
p. 80 (Paula Modersohn-Becker, the Letters and Journals. (1998))
We cleave to the past too much in Germany. All of our German art is too bogged down in the conventional... I think more highly of a free person who consciously puts convention aside.Paula Modersohn-becker
I want the to give colors intoxication, fullness, excitement, power By trying to forget Impressionism , I wanted to conquer it. In the process I was conquered. We must work with assimilated, digested Impressionism.Paula Modersohn-becker
Nature is supposed to become greater to me than people. It ought to speak louder from me. I should feel small in the face of nature's enormity.Paula Modersohn-becker
How happy I would be if I could give figurative expression to the unconscious feeling that often murmurs so softly and sweetly within me.Paula Modersohn-becker