“I wish to invite you to undertake the greatest artwork of all, an undertaking which is for everyone, forever, never to be put aside, even for a single day.
I speak of the purpose of life, the thing without which every other goal or achievement will lose its meaning and turn to ashes.
I invite you to step back and look with your artist’s eye at your own life.
Consider it amorphous material, not yet deliberately crafted. Reflect upon what it is, and what it could be. Imagine how you will feel, and what those around you will lose, if it does not become what it could be.
And set to work.”