Artists have to take a dive. And either you hit your head on a rock and you split your head and die or the blow to the head is so inspiring that you come back up and do the best work you ever did. But you have to take the dive. And you do not know what the result will be.
— Maurice Sendak, quoted by Sassafras Lowrey in "Let the Wild Rumpus Start: The Power of Maurice Sendak" at Lambda Literary