These quotes get you thinking.
1) "The object of art is to give life a shape" by William Shakespeare
2) "Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is" by Willa Cather
3) "It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process" by Henry James