„I believe we have to put art back at the center of everyday life rather than allowing it to become a specialist activity at the margins of society.“

Quoted in The International Herald Tribune (19 September 2005).

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„Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life…“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, livro The Birth of Tragedy

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