Art is an area where it is impossible to walk without stumbling. There are in store for you many unsuccessful days and whole unsuccessful seasons: there will be great misunderstandings and deep disappointments. You must be prepared for all this, accept it and nevertheless, stubbornly, fanatically follow your own way.
- Anton Chekhov, a Russian playwright and short-story writer who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of all time. From Lisa Congdon's "Fortune Favors the Brave" book.