Pearls from artists* # 287
*an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
“To go back and introduce into all the schools art, to cut down on sports but bring arts, philosophy back into all educational systems,” he said. “And that’s what’s being cut everywhere. And I think that’s one of the sad and tragic parts of where we are. Education is the resistance to everything that is bad today.”
Jonas Mekas quoted in Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person, by John Leland, The New York Times, Dec. 29, 2017.
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Posted on February 14, 2018, in Art in general, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes, Studio and tagged "The New York Times", "Want to Be Happy? Think Like an Old Person", art, education, educational systems, John Leland, Jonas Mekas, philosophy, schools. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.