"...how it feels to be alive."

"Art is the ability, through visual, verbal, gestural, and musical means, to objectify one's experience in the world: to show and tell through a kind of eloquent shorthand how it feels to be alive." -Barbara Kruger 

"For all that is life..."

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the sky, that is why you must sing and dance and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." -Krishnamurti 

"...So do it."

"To practice any art, no matter how badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it." -Kurt Vonnegut