Art Should Disturb The Comfortable And Comfort The Disturbed

I found this written on a wall of a bathroom stall in Philadelphia. It’s a quote from Cesar A. Cruz, the Mexican poet and human rights activist, although the exact quote is “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable." Seeing this scribbled on graffiti resonated with me deeply for it explains in one line many of my feelings about art. 

Cesar A Cruz Quote