Every writer knows that unless you were born gifted with either supreme confidence or outsized ego, handing in your work holds, in some cases, admitted terror. If that’s too strong, at least fairly high anxiety.
Dick Cavett, American entertainer
born: November 19, 1936
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
Anna Freud, Austrian psychologist
born: December 3, 1895
died: October 9, 1982
With a novelist, like a surgeon, you have to get a feeling that you have fallen into good hands – someone from whom you can accept the anesthetic with confidence.
Saul Bellow, American novelist
born: June 10, 1914
died: April 5, 2005
Which are your favourite ‘confidence’ quotes? 🙂