I like many things artist Chuck Close has said. Similar to jokes, quotes don't really stick with me. For some reason I can remember some of Close's words. This is a CBS special where guests write a letter to their younger selves. Those of us who have nothing to complain about need a bit of perspective from quadraplegic painters sometimes. A couple pieces I like:
Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.
Quadraplegics don't envy the able bodied. We envy paraplegics.
Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don't apply to you.