"No artist is pleased."I love this! Not because I think artists should never feel good about their work, but because it describes what really drives us - or me, at any rate. Sure, I feel a push to create something or another in part because I have a vision for a final product, but more than anything there is, as Martha Graham puts it, a "divine dissatisfaction" when I am not making things.
"But then there is no satisfaction?"
"No satisfaction whatever at any time," she cried out passionately, "There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive."