"But then, no artist is normal; if he were, he wouldn't be an artist. Normal men don't create works of art. They eat, sleep, hold down routine jobs, and die. You are hypersensitive to life and nature; that's why you are able to interpret for the rest of us. But if you are not carefu, that very hypersensitiveness will lead to your destruction. The strain of it breaks every artist in time." - Irving Stone, Lust for Life.