"Nine times out of ten, in the arts as in life, there is actually no truth to be discovered there is only error to be exposed."
"My dad was dean of fine arts at the university. I was casting bronzes in the school foundry. I was using the university as a playground."
"Whoever neglects the arts when he is young has lost the past and is dead to the future."
"Communication is very important. And the arts do that, whether it's film or theater."
"Music of all arts should be expansive and inclusive."
"Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book."
"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."
"Acting, the arts in general, is a magnet for the wounded of society."
"At the School of Visual Arts in New York, you can get your degree in Net art, which is really a fantastic way of thinking of theater in new ways."
"Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s."