Toni Morrison, from a speech she gave in 1981. Gosh this seems relevant to just about any kind of creative work these days. thx @jomc

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@jplebreton @jomc A friend of mine brought this up to me, saying that he was disturbed by how our culture seems to be enamoured with the suffering of artists... that (no matter what you think of it) the narrative which sold Jonathan Toole's "Confederacy of Dunces" drooling over the fact that he committed suicide before it was ever published is a sign of an underlying toxicity.

@jomc @jplebreton I think I'd add that I think the reason for this is directly tied to the same reason we want artists to be poor. A suggested link: because if they aren't, it's easy to be jealous of them living a life that appears to be fulfilling.

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