The passion of creative people for the highest forms of beauty, while inspirational, can also manifest itself in a quest for the unattainable.

This kind of perfectionism, caused by a desire for the ideal whether in art or another person, can make them insatiable and inconsolable when the results of their work or their love are disappointing.

It’s a tricky and double-edged sword to be an artist who has to be open to imagination in all its uncontrollability and yet be driven by the need to capture its essence with precision.

In addition, creative people can become unhappy when the fruit of their expression is not met with the anticipated ecstatic response.

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