People used to envy me my inspiration. I hate inspiration. It takes you over completely. I could never wait until it passed and I got rid of it.
“Once you have given up the ghost, everything follows with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos.”
“Who but the artist has the power to open man up, to set free the imagination? The others - priest, teacher, saint, statesman, warrior - hold us to the path of history. They keep us chained to the rock, that the vultures may eat out our hearts. It is the artist who haheros the courage to go against the crowd; he is the unrecognized "hero of our time" - and of all time.”
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.