Quotes from Big Magic book

We must understand that the drive

We must understand that the drive for perfectionism is a corrosive waste of time, because nothing is ever beyond criticism. No matter how many hours you spend attempting to render something flawless, somebody will always be able to find fault with it. At some point, you really just have to finish your work and release it as is - if only so that you can go on to make other things with a glad and determined heart. Which is the entire point. Or should be.

- from Big Magic book by Elizabeth Gilbert

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