"The arts are therapeutic and emotionally cathartic for most of us. Art has a healing function, and if we didn't have our uncensored and free creative outlet or enjoy other people's music, dance, theatre, sculpture, painting and cinema, there would be a lot more sick and hateful people in the world. A world without art would leave us bereft of a language of beauty; we would lose access to one of the primary ways that spirit reaches people. Forunately, as long as humans exist, a world without art cannot occur, because where there are people, there is art."
-Alex Grey, "The mission of art" (1997). - 35 minutes ago