Nr. 7

It is the glory and good of art that art remains the one way possible of speaking the truth.

Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book, 1868

Life is very nice, but it has no shape. The object of art is actually to give it some and to do it by every artifice possible—truer than the truth.

Jean Anouilh, The Rehearsal, 1950

Nr. 8

It is through Art, and through only Art … that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.

Oscar Wilde, “Intentions,” 1891

Art is a revolt against fate.

Andre Malraux, Les Voix du Silence, 1951

Nr. 9

Art always serves beauty and beauty is the joy of possessing form, and form is the key to organic life since no living thing can exist without it.

Boris Pasternak, “Doctor Zhivago” [trans. Hayward and Harari, 1958]

I don’t know where the world would be without art.

Sylvester Stallone [on French TV, 1989]

Nr. 10

An artist is a creature driven by demons.  He doesn’t know why they chose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why.

William Faulkner, 1958

An artist conscientiously moves in a direction which for some good reason he likes, putting one foot in front of the other with the hope that he’ll arrive before death overtakes  him.

John Cage, “Silence,” 1961