Even the unparalleled rawness of the housing developments, in which existence is a struggle to be finish, has its own beauty, not only for the snobbish flaneur, but for the Zille-Berliners themselves
Here, to the horror of all right-thinking people, hedonistic license, melodic taste and recursive degeneracy combine in a ghostly chaos
Berlin ... is always on the move, always on the point of turning into something different. No doubt this is what makes it so hard to locate,especially for one whose hometown it is.
This ist a modern, Young, forward looking, gigantische community! Suddenly you, too will no longer be troubled by the monotony of their buildings; you will become aware of the energy, liveliness ans courage of this human breed, the sheer multiplicity of it types. You see: here they live, here they Work and build; here, quite at ease on its bed of sand, is the vast anderen serious collective entity that is Berlin.
Their earlier existence vanishes, they believe they are living as much as they live purely in the present
Whoever stays any length of time in Berlin hardly knows in the end where he actually came from [...]
No one expects you to speak German, no one expects you to fit in. It´s a place where you can just fit out.
You notice how intoxicating the air is here? [...] It´s a big thing, the Berlin Luft. We´re not too far from Poland and the air sweeps in off the Urkraine plains. I like to walk around. When I first got here, I just walked and walked, not thinking about anything, just talking to myself.