“Being an artist doesn’t take much, just everything you’ve got.
Which means, of course, that as the process is giving you life, it is also
giving you death. But it’s no big deal. They are one and the same and cannot be
avoided or denied. So when I totally embrace this process, this life/death, and
abandon myself to it, I transcend all this gibberish and hang out with the
gods. It seems to me that that is worth the price of admission.”