"To be an artist must be horrible. Maybe be the worst. Even the saints have it for easier. They rise in a big passion, they burn but the artist is obliged to follow conscious until the last moment. Otherwise he would not be an artist, but an awkward amateur. His "big moment" is preceded by plenty of grey moments. And even, when he manages to express the infinity and the divine, he is obliged to remain serene and lucid, as an accountant in front of his figures. The goal is his own work. And it is compulsory to subordinate everything, all the experiences of life, and even the same life". Sándor Márai