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Q:

Then once this is conquered, once there is something tangible in this area, you'll have to go on to other fields in connection with ageing: use of leisure time and...

Lasker:

Oh, certainly. That would be fine. There's nothing more enjoyable than the use of leisure time; it's very easy.

Well, I think that is it as far as the health insurance story is concerned.

Q:

Mrs. Lasker, your name and that of your husband is inevitably linked with the very famous collection of modern paintings which you have here and in your country place. I have seen numerous references to it; the art world is very cognizant of its merit and I wonder if you would now say something about your collection, what motivated you and why you went in the direction you did in acquiring pictures?

Lasker:

Well, my motivation was always based on the fact that I have a much better visual memory than I have an oral one: that is, I have a much better eye than I have an ear. I enjoy things that I see more than I enjoy things that I hear. Even when I was a very small child I was interested in pictures and I loved to go to exhibits with my mother, to museums, and I can remember going to the Metropolitan when I was about 12 and being shown the pictures that were then popular like Rosa Bonheur's “Horse Fair,” and “Joan of Arc” by Lepage, and “Washington



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