1816 - 1855
Do you have an urge to create? To paint? To write? The desire must run deep if you want to succeed. If you pick up a pen because you are interested in the fame and fortune, forget. There are easier ways to make money. Invest in stocks. Writers write because they have no choice. Painters paint because the choice has been made for them. There is something deep inside all artists that demands that they create even when the odds are against them. They cannot help it.