Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor, the enemy of the people. It will keep you cramped and insane your whole life, and it is the main obstacle between you and a shitty first draft. I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won’t have to die. The truth is that you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren’t even looking at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while they’re doing it.
Anne Lamott (via Advice To Writers)
LOVE. I’ll take this opportunity to make this about me and how I interviewed her a couple of weeks ago and I love her even more after doing that and here’s the article and shout out/big ups/whatup to Dorothy for giving me the job!