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Random quote of the day:

“Secretly writers do love the censor within. We say we hate that sanctimonious inner voice, but there is no better excuse for procrastination, lethargy and despair. There is no better excuse for getting nothing done than to lock yourself in battle with the famous inner demons of self-criticism and doubt.”

—Allegra Goodman, “O.K., You’re Not Shakespeare. Not Get Back to Work,” The New York Times, March 12, 2001

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Random quote of the day:

“Believe, and you shall be right, for you shall save yourself. Doubt, and you shall be right, for you will perish. The only difference is that to believe is greatly to your advantage.”

—William James, “Rationality, Activity and Faith”

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Random quote of the day:

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.”

—Robert Hughes, “Modernism’s Patriarch (Cezanne),” Time, June 10, 1996

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Random quote of the day:

“If you don’t have doubts, you’re kidding yourself, or asleep. Doubts are ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.”

—Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking: A Theological ABC

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Random quote of the day:

“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heartache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty.”

—Henry Miller, Sexus: the Rosy Crucifixion, Book I

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Random quote of the day:

“Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.”

—Voltaire, letter to Frederick II of Prussia, 6 April 1767

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Random quote of the day:

“A writer must never speak of his doubts regarding his creation. It would be too easy to answer him: “Who is forcing you to create? If it is such constant anguish, why do you endure it?” Doubts are the most intimate thing about us. Never speak of one’s doubts, whatever they may be.”

—Albert Camus, Notebooks 1942-1951, tr. Justin O’Brien

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Random quote of the day:

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties.”

—Sir Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning, Book I, v, 8

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Random quote of the day:

“Man is inconsolable, thanks to the eternal ‘Why?’ when there is no Why, that question mark twisted like a fishhook in the human heart.”

—Peter De Vries, The Blood of the Lamb

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Random quote of the day:

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.”

—Bertrand Russell, “The Triumph of Stupidity,” Mortals and Others: Bertrand Russell’s American Essays, 1931-1935

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