The arts are the research and development wing of culture.

Susie Lee, American artist, in a recent interview on crosscut.com

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping old ones.

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), British economist

Creativity comes from conscious facts planted in the unconscious and allowed to germinate.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, politician and political activist