25 Sense8 quotes that die-hard fans should know by heart

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12. “Art is love made public.”

Hernando makes the top 25 list again. This quote was spoken during the Christmas special when Hernando was confronted by his university students. After Joaquin released photos of Lito and Hernando having sex, the fallout to Lito’s career was immediate. Hernando was unwavering in the face of bullying and ridicule.

When responding to his students, Hernando likens the photos to art and pushes back against any suggestion he has something to be ashamed of. Hernando views the photos of himself and Lito as an expression of two people who love each other. Rather than explain the photos, Hernando challenges his students to view the photos as art. The meaning of the photos reflects more on the person making judgments than on the photo.

Hernando is once again the voice of reason, honesty, and love. The ability to answer to hate with openness is an example of the kind of society our cluster aspires to live in. The acceptance and love Hernando exudes is what saved Lito over and over again, and it’s how the show communicates to its audience how we are all capable of more; more love, more forgiveness, more acceptance.