“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
John Keating in “Dead Poets Society”
Again a TED Talk (well, they are really great) — this time about Design and why the lecturer (Marian Bantjes) thinks it’s a worthwhile pursuit in life. I really liked her analogy that “inspiration is cross-pollinating” — that art can inspire science and vice versa.