Vincent van Gogh Quote
I am not strictly speaking mad, for my mind is absolutely normal in the intervals, and even more so than before. But during the attacks it is terrible - and then I lose consciousness of everything. But that spurs me on to work and to seriousness, as a miner who is always in danger makes haste in what he does.
Complete Letters: With Reproductions of All the Drawings in the Correspondence (ed. 1959)