This paragraph for me has extreme significance.Within the first few paragraphs of THE ART SPIRIT Henri wrote another paragraph just for you and me, and every artist who THINKS:
"The work of the art student is no light matter. Few have the courage and stamina to think it through. You have to make up your mind to be alone in many ways. We like sympathy and we like to be in company. It is easier than going it alone. But alone one gets acquainted with himself, grows up and on, not stopping with the crowd. It costs to do this. If you succeed somewhat you may have to pay for it as well as enjoy it all your life."
Robert Henri's book, THE ART SPIRIT, is still in print, after 90 years.