There’s lots of things that can’t make it in the world that are worth making. There are lots of great artists who never make it, there are lots of great writers who don’t get published – is it still worthwhile? Aren’t we glad people are still doing it?
Getting an audience requires luck as well as talent. Some artists are private and shy. It costs them too much.
A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seeing what other people don't s...- Howard Schultz
Luck, be a lady tonight.- Frank Loesser
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident.- Mark Twain
Good luck needs no explanation.- Shirley Temple Black
Art depends on luck and talent.- Francis Ford Coppola
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The idea that you can live off the grid and just do your own thing is a very American idea – that you should be able to do your own thing, if you want to, if you’re willing to pay the price for it. I think the price has gotten higher and higher.
People think it’s suspect and self-indulgent to make art, and I don’t think that’s true. Some people think you should be busy making something that you can sell in the marketplace, and if nobody wants to buy it, it must be crap. And that’s not true.
Dana Spiotta is an American novelist. Her novel Stone Arabia was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Her novel Eat the Document was a National Book Award finalist. Her novel Lightning Field was a New York Times Notable Book of the year. She lives in Syracuse, New York.
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