"touch me where i'm rusty; let it stain your hands"
"let's show them all how it's done; let's do it all imperfectly"
"Beauty is no end in itself, but if it makes our lives less miserable so that we might be more kind—well, then, let's have beauty, painted on our porcelain, hanging on our walls, ringing through our stories. We are a sorry tribe of beasts. We need all the help we can get."