Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Brief Info: American poet, painter, social activist, and co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

Years Lived: 1919-2021

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Art has to transform life itself


I really believe that art is capable of the total transformation of the world, and of life itself, and nothing less is really acceptable. So I mean if art is going to have any excuse for – beyond being a leisure-class plaything – it has to transform life itself.

— 1994

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