Modern muse? the sky

If so many American poets and playwrights committed suicide or ended up addicted to drugs and alcohol, it was not their creativity that did it but an artistic scene that promised much, gave few rewards, and left nine out of ten artists neglected if not ignored.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (from Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention, HarperPerennial/Modern Classics, 1996, 2013)