I found this quotation on the (in)courage site today and really liked it..
“By his wounds we are healed. But they are our wounds, too; and until we have been healed we do not know what wholeness is. The discipline of creation, be it to paint, compose, write, is an effort toward wholeness … How many artists, in the eyes of the world, have been less than whole? The great artists have gained their wholeness through their wounds, their epilepsies, tuberculoses, periods of madness.”
Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water
The rest of the article is good also. 🙂