I’m mostly sticking to passages from novels and quotations from writers, but I’ll consider anything, so if you come across something you think I should share with the world, get in touch.
Make good art.
I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn't matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.
Make it on the good days too.”
Neil Gaiman, commencement speech at the University of the Arts, 2012