The War of Art

“Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That’s why we feel so much resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no resistance.”
“The professional is sly. He knows that by toiling beside the front door of technique, he leaves room for genius to enter by the back.”
“The professional learns to recognize envy-driven criticism and to take it for what it is: the supreme compliment The critic hates most that which he would have done himself if he had had the guts.”