“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”
– Robert Graves
Robert Graves – There’s No Money in Poetry
The grand dilemma between money and art is an age-old struggle for artists and writers. Robert Graves, a poet and novelist who produced more than 140 works in his lifetime, lived in financial insecurity and an unstable mental conditions, knew that more than anyone.
When deciding which direction to take one’s life, it’s important to have an idea of just how much you’re willing to compromise, and just how much you need to continue to do your life’s work. Never a black and white issue, the pursuit of money is a dry, often unhappy path for many people. However you can create the balance in yourself, the better you are for it.