It is only out of politeness that most writers cite someone else as their favorite author.
We all come into this world with our little egos equipped with individual horns. If we don’t blow them, who will?
We reserve our warmest admiration, not for what is utterly beyond us, but for what we secretly believe we might have done ourselves on our very best day.
Being bad at math does not make you good at art.
An American has no betters, as far as he knows.
Salieri was a lot better at music than you are at anything.
You can ignore the opinions of others if you know your own worth, and a persistent delusion works equally well.
What is personality but bias?
We are just deep enough to wish for depths.
When we can no longer tell ourselves that we are good, we tell ourselves that we are exceptional.
To regard oneself as the exception is the rule.