Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them.

--Johannes Brahms

The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it’s to imagine what is possible.

--bell hooks

Art destroys silence.

--Dmitri Shostakovich