Whoever is sitting with friends is in the midst of a flower garden,
though he may be in the fire.
Whoever sits with an enemy is in the fire,
even though he is in the midst of a garden.
-Rumi, "Mathnawi" [IV, 1976-1978]
"The creative person finds himself in a state of turmoil, restlessness, emptiness, and unbearable frustration unless he expresses his inner life in some creative way." — Silvano Arieti