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“Politics is to protect truth and beauty.”— Amiri Baraka

“I like to say ‘I write,’ or ‘I paint,’ and not ‘I am an anything.”— Susan Minot

"Why don’t you sometimes try, said the poet to the painter….Just try to show with your mute eye…."— Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“My goal was to overthrow the government…”— Jules Feiffer

“The scene today is wonderful.”—Tom Wolfe

“Because we’re dancing animals.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“All art is based on light”—Derek Walcott

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