An artist earns the right to call himself a creator only when he admits to himself that he is but an instrument.
“Example moves the world more than doctrine.”
Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing.
“You must be life for me to the very end," so he writes. "That is the only way in which to sustain my idea of you. Because you have gotten, as you see, tied up with something so vital to me, I do not think I shall ever shake you off. Nor do I wish to. I want you to live more vitally every day, as I am dead. That is why, when I speak of you to others, I am just a bit ashamed. It's hard to talk of one's self so intimately”