“The thing of course, is to make yourself alive. Most people remain all of their lives in a stupor. The point of being an artist is that you may live.”
Orders: I found this quote here: The Agony of the Artist (with a capital A): E.E. Cummings on What It Really Means to Be an Artist and His Little-Known Line Drawings and that link led me here: Sherwood Anderson on Art and Life: A Letter of Advice to His Teenage Son, 1927
Read both pieces. Then go be alive.