i always thought this sentence should have been a bit elaborated to something more like :
"Every artist was first an amateur who strove to become as great as his inspiration artist".
each and every one of us needs someone to look up to, someone who represents the life we all want to live.
one of my all-time favorite inspiration is Audrey Hepburn.
i always thought of her as one who has found the perfect balance between glamour-life and generosity, style and humbleness. most of all i admired her self belief, self humor and flare for joy: