Robert Shaw, on the arts

If you believe that creativity is still going on, and there is purpose in all of human life, then the arts express that which is beautiful and intelligent and noble about being human.
— Robert Shaw

As told by Bob Woods, President of Telarc Records, in the liner notes to the 1999 recording of Brahms's German Requiem. Shaw died three weeks before he was to record his New English adaptation of the work with the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir.