Whatever you do, please, don’t live in the past. And don’t wait for the future. Now is all you have. So, artist, create. It’s what you were made to do.
No single creative success can be sustained. That’s why you can’t create solely for profit or praise. In the end, the thrill never lasts. If you want to be an artist, there has to be something more than fame that sustains you.
One of the most obvious examples of our fear of commitment is what I call the Attraction Paradox. Our uncanny ability to be attracted to those who are unavailable while losing interest in those who are.