Walking in Berlin

The Berliners, especially the better ones, which I don't designate by level of education but rather by degree of authenticity, are somewhat wary of anything that they immediately like. And so, as an audience they lack the naiveté of the pure pleasure-seekers.
Let us believe ourselves capable of it, let us learn a bit of idleness and indulgence, and look at the thing that is Berlin, in its combination and chaos of luxury and meanness, solidity and spuriousness, peculiarity and respectability, until we become fond of it and find it beautiful, until it is beautiful.