“How poor would be the state of human knowledge, if writing and books did not exist. Libraries are therefore the only sure and lasting memory of the human race, since that of its individual members is so limited and imperfect”
– Arthur Schopenhauer, Parega und Paralipomena , Part 2, Grossherzog Wilhelm Ernst Ausgabe, Leipzig n.d., 5:530. Quoted in Anselm Kiefer – The High Priestess. Armin Zweite: “The High Priestess Observations on a Sculpture by Anselm Kiefer.” pp. 66. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers.