“An Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself;
and the agony of the Artist, far from being the result of the world’s failure to discover and appreciate him,
arises from his own personal struggle to discover, to appreciate and finally to express himself.”
…e. e. cummings in The Agony of the Artist (with a capital A)
from “A Miscellany Revised“
as quoted in BrainPickings.org,
a 14-year-old blog by Maria Popova.