I keep repeating what he said and what he said
and what she said and what I said.
I cannot look at anything without thinking about
what he said and what she said and what I said.
Introduction was originally published in Stedelijk Museum Agenda, September 1978; and is included under the title Quotation in Marlene Dumas, Sweet Nothings. Notes and Texts, first edition Galerie Paul Andriesse and De Balie Publishers Amsterdam, 1998, and second edition (revised and expanded) Koenig Books London, 2014.