Psychoanalysis generally follows Plato in believing that the artist’s psychopathology or ‘madness’ is intense and intractable, ‘inspiring’ them to art yet making for a damaged life. But psychoanalysis is not alone here; many people follow Plato in this view. This preconception has led to the psychoanalytic correlation of art and madness, a correlation with profound implications yet also a great potential for shallow misuse. Psychoanalysis often seems to suggest that art does not so much overcome madness as intricately reflect it and that the artist has a more intimate, aware experience of madness than any other human type, apart from the outright mad. –Author Unknown
This is my bio. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My bio is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My bio, without me, is useless. Without my bio, I am useless. I must write my bio true. I must write straighter than my enemy who is trying to write to me. I must write them before they write me.
–Larry Revoir, 2014