THE PURPOSE OF ART - QUOTES
'' The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ''
'' We have art in order not to die of the truth. ''
'' It was the job of art to bring true feelings alive. To shock people into awareness. ''
'' Art is the one form of human energy in the whole world, which really works for union, and destroys the barriers between man and man. It is the continual, unconscious replacement, however fleeting, of oneself by another; the real cement of human life; the everlasting refreshment and renewal. For, what is grievous, dompting, grim, about our lives is that we are shut up within ourselves, with an itch to get outside ourselves. And to be stolen away from ourselves by Art is a momentary relaxation from that itching, a minute's profound, and as it were secret, enfranchisement. ''