“In the face of sorrow, imperfection, and the fleetingness of our affections and joys, we ask ourselves “Why”? We need reassurance. We look to art for the proof that life in this world is meaningful and that suffering is not the pointless thing it so often appears to be, but the necessary part of a larger and redeeming whole.
Tragedies show us the triumph of dignity over destruction and compassion over despair.”
-Sir Roger Scruton, philosopher and writer
“In art, beauty has to be won and the work is harder as the surrounding idiocy grows. But the task is worth it.”