Art is the cry of the soul from the core of one’s being. Creating and appreciating art set free the joyous soul trapped deep within us. That is why art causes such joy. art, quite aside from any question of skill or its lack, is the emotion, the pleasure of expressing one’s life exactly as it is those who see such art are moved by its passion, its strength, it’s intensity and its beauty. That is why it is impossible to separate fully human life from art.
– Daisaku Ikeda