Metaphorically-speaking, scientists for all that they spend their time doing scientific pranks in an ivory tower somewhere, are in the end working towards the cartoon of their lives.
Scientists generally are only concerned with the very thin slice of focus that they are currently studying and really don't care about urban blue devils and dust dragons.
Hieronymus Bosch, Meaning of art is uncertain
Temptation is a construction of the brain, it's not a question of lazy art.
If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise don't even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives, jobs, and maybe your mind. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery or isolation. Of how much you really want to do it. And you'll do it, despite rejection in the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.