There may be no more important effort than to contribute a voice to the vital issues of our time.
Whether you're acting in a play or starting a business, turning away from your own needs rarely helps anyone.
What's a little humiliation if it makes you a better artist?
The drive to integrate different influences in one's life and take them in a new direction; that's what Chuck Berry and others like him had.
"What is a song, exactly? It's something that starts as an idea and becomes more than that."
Patience and a long view will pay off
We sometimes wonder at the "source" of creativity...