(Editor’s Note: Only a creative person can understand why Mr. Pinter’s comment makes sense. We can debate vague issues such as the thin line between genius and madness, but those debates have rarely produced anything except more creative work. That’s the way it should be, too.
Out of respect for artists, we must also acknowledge that questioning a creative person’s stability can hinder the creative process. Not every artist can tell the naysayers to go to hell.
There may be nothing in the following quote to benefit anyone except other artists, or people who have a sincere appreciation of art. Personally, I’m okay with that.)