„Art’s true purpose is to be human as opposed to some rarefied activity set away from real life. I think art should help you to navigate the real challenges of being a human being.“

—  Martin Firrell, Quoted in the documentary The Question Mark Inside broadcast in the UK by Sky Arts (30 October 2009).
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