I found this quote that I just love, so I'm sharing. Enjoy.
"Art has the power to make any spot on earth the living center of the universe; and unlike science, which often gives us the illusion of understanding things we really do not understand, it helps us to know life in a way that still keeps before us the mystery of things. It enhances the sense of wonder. And wonder is respect for life." -- William Steig, in his Caldecott Medal acceptance speech for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble