Martin Scorsese on being an artist

“People who want to be artists. I mean whether you’re an actor, whether you’re a painter or writer whatever. It involves toughness that you have to have. You stand up and you take the blow, you know. You don’t like it. And you’ve got to do it again and again. And you think, Well, why do I want to do that. But you know…It goes on and on, yes. Constantly. Some people even have the talent, but talent’s not enough.”

— Martin Scorsese