For most of human history, musicians, artists, they've been part of the community — connectors and openers, not untouchable stars.

Amanda Palmer

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“The Art of Asking.” TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Art of Asking." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by musician Amanda Palmer means that while today's society tends to place musicians and artists on a pedestal, setting them apart from the rest of society, this was not always the case; in the past, people who created art used to interact with people like anyone else in the community. The quote is from Palmer's 2013 TED Talk about how artists should feel comfortable asking for things from fans, engaging in a reciprocal, mutually beneficial relationship. Watch the full TED Talk here: Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking