Sometimes I'm serious.
I wanted to be a great artist until I realized I'd rather get drunk and skip the art.
The only difference between a bum and an artist is the paycheck.
I hope more people strive to be great artists so there's less competition in everything that's productive.
You aren't a successful artist just by creating a few things. You are a successful artist when you convince fools with real jobs to give you money for the bullshit you create.
Irony: UGLY artists
Artists are prone to behavior that would kill normal people, like trying to make a living as an artist.
Creating great art can result in a lifetime of financial failure, as it did for Van Gogh. Or one can pick up a toilet seat like Marcel Duchamp and make a ton of cash.