For Friday, March 31, 2017:
If sometimes our great artists have been the most critical of our society, it is because their sensitivity and their concern for justice, which must motivate any true artist, make [them] aware that our Nation falls short of its highest potential. I see little of more importance to the future of our country and our civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist.
… We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth …
John F. Kennedy – Eulogy for Robert Frost, October 26, 1963, Amherst College