It's the way of the artist to dip in and out of despair and self-doubt. In regards to creating and writing, I constantly need encouragement and words of wisdom.

Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
— André Gide
Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
— Karim Seddiki
Designs which have their root in the heart of man, and not in his pocket, are alive. Designs which grow organically with the calm dignity of honesty, not with the haste of a bad conscience, can only and do only provide the values needed for human growth. They are functional in the truest meaning of the word.
— György Kepes
What we respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.
— Saul Steinberg
Spit in the eye of despair.
— Stephen King
If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
— Henry Ford
Telling yourself you have all the time in the world, all the money in the world, all the colors in the palette, anything you want—that just kills creativity.
— Jack White
If I waited for perfection, I would never write.
— Margaret Atwood
The need to make art may not stem solely from the need to express who you are, but from a need to complete a relationship with something outside yourself.
— David Bayles and Ted Orland in their book "Art & Fear"
The fear of failure will constipate your dreams.
— T Puppy (Matt Meese)