“Sometimes life is hard. Things go wrong — and in life, and in love, and in business, and in friendship, and in health, and in all the other ways in which life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Someone on the internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid, or evil, or it’s all been done before? Make good art.”
I’m so glad to have stumbled upon this a month ago and I never did get the chance to post it here and share. It’s a very inspirational and motivating speech of Neil Gaiman, one of the world’s most prolific writers, and addresses not only the young artists but anyone in an art field or who enjoys making art of any kind. Thanks for putting this online for the world to hear! It’s absolutely stellar and uplifting.
Pass it along!