When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. – Neil Gaiman, 2012
PS And here’s Neil’s note of appreciation to friend and sci-fi author Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920-June 5, 2012).