"The problem is that the inner critic is actually an indispensable element of any writer’s working life; it is the immune system, the necessary resistance against the toxicity of bad writing. Excessive self-doubt is therefore like a sort of autoimmune disease, caused by an overactive and overpowerful inner critic: the cure becomes the condition." from "The Dutch-Elm Disease of Creative Minds" by Mark O'Connell on NYTimes.com
Henry Lewis Gates Jr. with his Peabody Awards for his documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr., (born September 16, 1950) is an American literary critic, educator, scholar, writer, and editor. He was the first African American to receive the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship. He has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for his teaching, research, and development of academic institutions to study black culture.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - October 21, 1772 - July 25, 1832, was an English poet, who with his friend, William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan.
I find this so true and funny. Like an arrow necklace that I drew on one of my character's neck and a friend was like "it signifies where she was being pulled right?" And I was like "yeah sure." But really I didn't know what to put.