Be inspired with Art Lover’s Quotation Book

What is art? “Art is a humanitarian act. Art should be able to affect mankind, to make the world a better place,” according to artist Jeff Koons.

Courtesy: Hatherleigh Press

That’s one of the many quotes about art and its impact on life in newly released The Art Lover’s Quotation Book: An Inspired Collection on Art, Beauty & Creativity.

As a writer, I like to think of myself as something of an artist. I’m not a painter or an illustrator, but I still like to create and evoke emotion through words. 

This quote from the book sums up what motivates me to write my favorite stories: “All important things in art have always originated from the deepest feeling about the mystery of Being.”

I hope through the stories I tell that I can shed light on an issue or move a heart to action. As Edgar Degas said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

It’s a quick read and a short collection that gives the reader pause to think about what art is, who it’s for, and why we need it.

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Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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