You have to play this game like somebody just hit your mother with a two-by-four.
Don’t tell my mother I work in an advertising agency — she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.
The artist’s only responsibility is his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one…. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate: The “Ode on a Grecian Urn” is worth any number of old ladies.
If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.