Buddhism Day by Day: Great Artwork Will Move & Inspire You
“A great work of art is one that truly moves and inspires you. You yourself must be moved. Don’t listen to music with other’s ears. You must react to art with your own feelings, your own heart and mind. If allow yourself to be swayed by the opinion of others — ‘It must be good because everyone else likes it,’ — your feelings, your sensibility, which should be the artistic experience, will wither and die. To enjoy art to the fullest, you must abandon all preconceived notions, leaving a blank slate. If you are deeply moved, then that work is, for you, a great work of art.”
Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the quote.