The only way round is through.

Robert Frost (1874 – 1963), American poet

As an artist he belonged to the ultra-modern school, expressing himself most readily in pictures showing a sardine tin, two empty beer bottles, a bunch of carrots and a dead cat, the whole intended to represent Paris in Springtime.

P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), English humorist and writer, describing a “rising young artist” in his story, “A Good Cigar is a Smoke” (1966)

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.

Neil Simon (1927- ), American comic playwright and screenwriter

Nobody knows anything.

William Goldman (1931- ), Hollywood screenwriter and author of the book “Adventures in the Screen Trade”, arguing that, in the end, no-one in Hollywood can really predict which movies will be hits, let alone knows the formula for making one.

I sit down to the piano regularly at nine o’clock in the morning and Mesdames les Muses have learned to be on time for that rendezvous.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893), Russian composer