Meanwhile in my head, I'm undergoing open-heart surgery. - Anne Sexton.
293"Never think yourself singular, never think your own case much harder than other people’s. Once you begin to take yourself seriously as a leader or as a follower, then you become a self-conscious, biting, and scratching little animal whose work is not of the slightest value or importance to anybody. Think of yourself rather as something much humbler and less spectacular, but to my mind, far more interesting — a poet in whom live all the poets of the past, from whom all poets in time to come will spring." - Virginia Woolf, A Letter To A Young Poet