1) Making art is creating the world. Believe fully in this idea.
2) Build a good name.
3) Forget about fame. Focus on your fans & followers.
4) Do what nobody can do better than you.
5) The real artist always change their territory.
6) In your lifetime you'll only have one good idea, if you're a really good artist. And if you're a genius, two good ideas.
7) Do what you like & people will respect you for it.
8) It doesn't matter what subject you take on, in the end whatever you do is going to be a self portrait. If it's arrogant, it's about you. If it's pretentious, it's about you. Don't think you can escape yourself by your choice of subject matter.