This post was first published in April 2015:
My quote for this weeks Writer’s Quote Wednesday is not from a writer per se but from a musician I highly respect even though I do not always agree with her language :-):
It’s Pink and her song “F…ing Perfect” which has given me and my writing a push many, many times. One of my biggest problems is my need or want to be loved by everybody. Now that’s not gonna happen and probably is a form of wanting to control everything. I believe as artists and as writers we have to learn that there will always be someone who does not like what we do.
~ too high brow
~ too low brow
~ too sexy
~ too boring….
I am sure they’ll find something. And Pink put it so nicely in her song:
Done looking for the critics, cause they’re everywhere
They don’t like my jeans, they don’t get my hair…
I still have to learn that I can lead a good life even though there are people who do not agree with what I am doing. I do not agree with some things that other people do and still live with them more or less in peace. It’s just fair I suppose.
However, I believe that exactly that problem is one that stops an awful lot of writer’s to just get out there and do their thing and give those who are on the same level than them a great book. And that is a big shame!
So I allow myself to use two quotes today because to all of us who feel like that I say with Pink:
Pretty, pretty please, don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than f…ing perfect
Pretty, pretty please, if you ever, ever feel
Like you’re nothing, you’re f…ing perfect to me!
This post takes part in Colleen’s “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and I hope it gave you a little bit motivation to do what you are here to do. If not or anyway: head over to Colleen’s Blog and find a great quote from Shakespeare as well as other posts in the comments!