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 […]
“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Psychologist William James
Our needs for attention and appreciation may be basic, and grounded in survival as a child, but for some people, those needs are especially potent….
Zoe Kazan commented on feeling reluctant to act: “It’s just that actors are all lumped together as this vague mass of fame-hungry, swag-wearing, drug-using, eating-disordered people, and I sometimes get sick of being lumped with that group.” [imdb.com] Zoe Kazan wrote and starred in “Ruby Sparks” – and responded to an interviewer asking “How do […]
“I always feel like something of an impostor. I don’t know what I’m doing.”
Jodie Foster made that comment when she was guest of honor at a Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast, as recipient of the Sherr…
While many people may be encouraged to pursue their creativity, many others have had to exercise their courage and go against the values, wishes and advice of parents and friends.
Sandra Tsing Loh is a Caltech graduate in physics and an accomplished w…