I love this quote from Toni Morrison on Brain Pickings:
"This is precisely the time when artists go to work — not when everything is fine, but in times of dread. That’s our job!
"I felt foolish ... especially when I recalled the artists who had done their work in gulags, prison cells, hospital beds; who did their work while hounded, exiled, reviled, pilloried. And those who were executed.
"There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” — Toni Morrison
When you create, you not only make art. You also make the world a better place.
When you do things out of love, you impact the lives of others—or at least someone else’s.
Don’t allow discouragement to stop you from doing what you are supposed to do.