"The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events.
But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed… because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled,
encouraged – they then act in a way that may affect the course of events… by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think.”
— Leonard Bernstein Conductor, Composer, Pianist