“ Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words. ”
Source: Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.
We need to create a society where our values are more spread out to all aspects of life. Music, art, love, care, all these things are as important as economics.