Narcissists are better artists.
And there probably never was and never will be a more narcissistic person than Oscar Wilde.
Yup. The first rock star was a writer.
Someone who, upon entering the United States, said that he had nothing else to declare but his own genius.
Someone who created his own version of the myth of Narcissus.
But this isn’t a critique. No, by no means. This is just a way of explaining the following: you’ve got to reach a certain point of self-absorption, in order to create art. Why? Because that’s the only way to shut up the inner critic. The only way to not care about what other people think or say or do in relation to your art.
Haters gonna hate, right?
All art is a selfish endeavor.