"To feel confident and successful is not natural for the artist.
To feel insufficient, to experience disappointment and defeat in waiting for inspiration is the natural state of mind for an artist.
As a result, praise to most artists is a little embarrassing.
They cannot take credit for inspiration, for we can see perfectly, but we cannot do perfectly.
Many artists live socially without disturbance to mind, but others must live the inner experience of mind,
a solitary way of living."