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Being confident is not easy in creative situations, as they are, by definition, far from certain. In practice, confidence starts at home, and the self-confident person is likely to be more confident in their idea than others might be in the same situation.

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belief*, certainty, courage, knowledge, memory, mind, persistence, rationality, thinking*, understanding, vision*


‘Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.’

Rita Mae Brown

‘When people are least sure, they are often most dogmatic.’

John Kenneth Galbraith

‘Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.’

John Milton

‘The trouble with the average person is that he doesn’t trust himself sufficiently to create and deliver ideas.’

Norman Vincent Peale

‘Some people are confident because they are fools. Leonard had the look of someone who was confident because, so far, he’d never found a reason not to be.’

Terry Pratchett

‘You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I can take the next thing that comes along”.’

Eleanor Roosevelt

‘I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.’

Henry David Thoreau



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