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“The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” ― Glenn Gould ~ Glenn Gould, by Yousuf Karsh

"I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it." ~ Keith Haring

"There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about." ~ Helen Frankenthaler

Muddy Waters and his wife, Geneva - 1951 - Art Shay

French surrealist painter, Yves Tanguy

"Whatever my individual desires were to be free, I was not alone. There were many others who felt the same way." ~ Rosa Parks

“If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.” ― Marilyn Monroe

"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot." ~ Steve Martin

Mark Bittner in Jack Kerouac Alley by Julie Michelle

"The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it." ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau