"Artists are some of the most driven courageous people on the face of the earth.
They deal with more day to day rejection in one year than most people do in a
lifetime. Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance
lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get 'real' jobs, and
their own fear that they'll never work again.
Everyday they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream. With every passing year, many of them watch as other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. But they stay true to their dream, in spite of the sacrifices.
Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a
moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that
will stir the audience's soul. Artists are beings who have tasted life's nectar
in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched
another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God and
perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to
dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes." - David Ackert