LINDA RONSTADT WAS
BETTER THAN SHE KNOWS
I think pride accounts for that.
Ego is essential to creativity. You have to believe you’ve got something worthwhile to say in order to put your stuff out there for the world to see. But the reality of what you’ve created can fall short of what your pride tells you you’re capable of.
So the artist lives on a psychological rollercoaster, bouncing between the emotional rush of creativity and the realization that nothing you create will ever be perfect.