Sunday, January 11, 2015

Anne Lamott on Perfectionism

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.
Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist’s true friend.
Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird: Some instructions on Writing and Life.

Thanks for the always informative Brain's Picking Weekly for this quote.