Like many artists and creative people, Pierce Brosnan has experienced self-critical feelings and thoughts. He has commented:
“I know what it’s like to loathe oneself. To feel that deep self-loathing.
“It’s painful and ugly and f**ing unwanted.
“And it got in the way. I can dip in there, into the old black-Irish melancholy.
“You think ‘Am I smart enough? Am I equipped enough to deal with it all?’
“You don’t want it to happen, but it’s part of life. My faith has kept me strong in times of great distress and turmoil and has given me a touchstone with myself and more.”
[Life mag., Dec 2 2005]
> Photo from piercebrosnan.com – which includes a gallery of his paintings.
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Related post: Dustin Hoffman: ‘Will I ever work again?’ – “So it’s not that you’re never going to do another good piece of work. It’s that you’re never going to be hired again. And that’s a constant fear.”
Also see my article Talented, But Insecure – with quotes by and about Taylor Swift, Will Smith, John Lennon, Amy Adams, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Alison Pill and other artists, plus psychologists Kenneth W. Christian and Anne Paris, and belief change expert Morty Lefkoe.