1. Imaginative works such as novels， plays， films， fairytales， and legends present a more accurate and meaningful picture of human experience than do factual accounts. Because the creators of fiction shape and focus on reality rather than report it literally， their creations have a more lasting significance.
2. The arts （painting， music， literature， etc.） reveal the otherwise hidden ideas and impulses of a society.
3. 'It is the artist， not the critic，' who gives society something of lasting value. A person who evaluates works of art， such as novels， films music， paintings， etc.
4. As long as people in a society are hungry or out of work or lack the basic skills needed to survive， the use of public resources to support the arts is inappropriate-and， perhaps， even cruel-when one considers all the potential uses of such money.
5. In order for any work of art-whether film， literature， sculpture， or a song-to have merit， it must be understandable to most people.