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…
One reason for discounting our creative abilities is comparing ourselves to other people, especially well-known and successful artists, such as millionaire novelist Dean Koontz.
And myths about artists being “crazy” or “starving”…