"I’ve suffered enough. When does my artwork improve?" - Refrigerator magnet
Actor Maggie Gyllenhaal said “I’m not someone who believes ‘The more tempestuous the better; if we have a really horrible time, that will somehow lead to great work.’ I don’t think that. I would much rather have a collaborative, trusting, good relationship with the people I’m working with.”
Musician Sting said, "I only know that people who are getting into this archetype of the tortured poet end up really torturing themselves to death."