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People will stick you into all

People will stick you into all sorts of boxes. They'll call you a genius, or a fraud, or an amateur, or a pretender, or a wannabe, or a has-been, or a hobbyist, or an also-ran, or a rising star, or a master of reinvention. It doesn't matter in the least. [...] Let people have their opinions. More than that - let people be in love with their opinions, just as you and I are in love with ours. But never delude yourself into believing that you require someone else's blessing in order to make your own creative work. And always remember that people's judgments about you are none of your business.

- from Big Magic book by Elizabeth Gilbert