The great John Cassavettes' quote on supporting Art
"The main thing is to support art. If we the artist kill our own avenues of acting – the theater, television, etc. – we ourselves suffer. Television isn’t crap. It isn’t. It is only if it’s han- dled badly. The theater is not dead. It is only if it’s handled by people who don’t love it. Off-Broadway is not dead. Theater throughout the country is not dead. It’s really there – even in California! There are lit- tle theaters all over the place. Movies are not dead. The artists in our business have to be encouraged. And if somebody says to you, ‘Ah, I don’t know, this picture’s not going to make money,’ or ‘That play’s never gonna make it,’ you’ve got to attack them. You’ve got to attack them! Because they will only get away with that social custom if you don’t protect your art. And if you don’t, next year you will come into a dead business and you’re gonna suffer! Find the people that you want to emulate and support them. No matter where they are and what form of art – whether it’s music or anything. Support them because they are later on going to be your support – by keeping that thing alive."