The pendulum swings from
Woody Allen (Husbands and Wives):
Life does not imitate art; it only imitates bad television.
….to Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage.
'There is nothing so degrading as the constant anxiety about one's means of livelihood. You will hear people say that poverty is the best spur to the artist. They have never felt the iron of it in their flesh. They do not know how mean it makes you. It exposes you to endless humiliation, it cuts your wings, it eats into your soul like a cancer."
…such is life...