“In this respect artists are like philosophers. What little health they possess is often too fragile not because of their illnesses or neuroses but because they have seen something in life that is too much for anyone, too much for themselves, and that has put on them the quiet mark of death. But this something is also the source or breath that supports them through the illness of the lived (what Nietzsche called health) ‘Perhaps one day we will know that there wasn’t any art but only medicine.”

– Deleuze & Guittari, What is philosophy?