The greater the artist, the greater the doubt…

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce.

Zig Ziglar (1926 – 2012)

Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence instead is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.

-Christina Grimmie (b. 1994)

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller (1880 – 1968)

I think there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance.

Andrew Scheer (b. 1979)

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.

Marie Curie (1867 – 1934)

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

George Herbert (1593 – 1633)

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.

Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955)

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

Robert Hughes (1938 – 2012)

Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.

Barbara Streisand (b. 1942)

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)

32 thoughts on “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt…”

  1. The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

    –Robert Hughes (1938 – 2012)

    This is my favourite quote of all David and 1 which I find to be very true! 👍

  2. Great collection of quotes! I love them all, David, but I think you saved the best two for last… Barbara Streisand on the balance of doubt and confidence and Mark Twain with his usual wry and witty flair! ❤

  3. Love these quote collections you post!

    So many excellent one’s here but my favorite is Marie Currie’s

    “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained”.

    I love that inner belief and passion in purpose.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. “Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence instead is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.
    -Christina Grimmie (b. 1994)”

    This is so true!! It is a game changer knowledge!

  5. woahh these quotes are so cool! Action breeds confidence and courage. Seen a lot of people doubting and doubting and inaction.. and saying they arent confident! happened with me quite a few times honestly but action is the only key to develop courage!
    Kunjal

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