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Notable Quotable

"I'm not goal-oriented as much as I'm constantly aware of what I'm passionate about and I'm constantly updating the list." — Greta Gerwig
International Women's Day isn't until Sunday, but we wanted to start the party early with a few quotes from some of our favorite female artists, past and present, from around the globe.
"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act." — Janet Mock How does participating in the arts help you to find your voice, to tell your own story? Let us know on the @NEAarts Twitter feed or on the National Endowment for the...
"I have always wanted my art to service my people—to reflect us, to relate to us, to stimulate us, to make us aware of our potential. We have to create an art for liberation and for life." — Elizabeth Catlett
As much as we love poetry around here, we know that poems, especially love poems, are not exactly one size fits all. With that in mind, whether you're looking for a poem for your current crush, or the one who got away, we have you covered. Click on the name of each poem to read the whole thing. (...
"My job is not to produce answers. My job is to produce good questions." — Glenn Ligon
"I had something I was trying to say and sometimes the message is an easy transmission and sometimes it's a difficult one. But I love the power of saying it so I'm going to do it whether it's hard or easy." — Faith Ringgold
"The arts are really one of the things that make this country strong. We always think it's our economy or our military power, but in fact, I think it's our culture, our civilization, our ideas, our creativity." — Caroline Kennedy Looking for more quotable inspo? Browse the Notable Quotable category...
"Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you." — Hilary Mantel What are your strategies for stirring up your imagination? Let us know on the National Endowment for the Arts Twitter feed or Facebook page .
“It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope." -Ursula K. Le Guin Learn about Ursula K. Le Guin's iconic novel, A Wizard of Earthsea , one of the titles in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read library.