The artist’s life cannot be otherwise than full of conflicts,
for two forces are at war within him [or her]—on the one hand,
the common human longing for happiness, satisfaction and security in life,
and on the other a ruthless passion for creation
which may go so far as to override every personal desire …
There are hardly any exceptions to the rule
that a person must pay dearly for the divine gift of creative fire.
- Carl Jung