The successful artist is someone who continues to make art and isn't more than 50 percent bitter about the rest of life.
Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them at a cost of at least a partial perversion of his instinct and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul, his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.
Excuses are your lack of faith in your own power.
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.