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Reflections
  • Life is short, art is long...

    Hippocrates

  • Well-written words are music.

    William Shatner

  • Writing is an act of faith. I believe it's also an act of hope, the hope that things can get better than they are.

    Margaret Atwood

  • I sing my sorrow and I paint my joy.

    Joni Mitchell

  • Dancing is the way I can express the things that cannot be said.

    Veronica Tennant

  • I've always hid behind the music despite the fact that I have a huge personality. I'm thrilled that the music is bigger than me and will outlive and outlast me. It frees me up to take risks.

    Measha Brueggergosman

  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

    Aldous Huxley

  • If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.

    Tony Bennett

  • Music brings people together. So my function in anything I do is to help bring people closer in."

    Gord Downie

  • I see music as fluid architecture.

    Joni Mitchell

  • I feel strongly that the visual arts are of vast and incalculable importance. Of course I could be prejudiced. I am a visual art.

    Kermit the Frog

  • The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.

    Pablo Picasso

  • Every work of art which really moves us is in some degree a revelation.

    Lawren Harris

  • Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

    Bertolt Brecht

  • I know how demanding the process of creation is.

    Karen Kain

  • Making a living in the arts, though, creates so many jobs for other people.

    Maureen Forrester

  • Our brains are organized by stories and images, not statistics.

    Gloria Steinem

  • Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.

    Edgar Degas

  • I’ve found that a song can be more effective than a 400-page textbook

    Buffy Sainte-Marie