An artist is. . .an introvert, not far removed from neurosis. He is oppressed by excessively powerful instinctual needs. He desires to win honour, power, wealth, and the love of women; but he lacks the means for achieving these satisfactions. Consequently, like any other unsatisfied man, he turns away from reality and transfers al his interest, and his libido too, to the wishful constructions of his life of phantasy, whence the path might lead to neurosis.
- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)