Dear diary, Sorry to both you again.
~ Mike Twohy, The New Yorker Collection, 1996
The only way to build your self-confidence is to do something you do not feel comfortable doing.
~ R.C. Thornton
Never doubt yourself when you’re executing a step. Whether you’re onstage alone, next to a huge star or in the corps de ballet, if you convince yourself that you’re a prima ballerina, your movement will take on the confidence of one.
~ Melissa Hamilton, The Royal Ballet
You are you and that is true, there’s no one in the world who’s you-er than you.
~ Dr. Seuss
Hobbes: Aren’t you supposed to be doing homework now?
Calvin: I quit doing homework. Homework is bad for my self-esteem.
Hobbes: It is?
Calvin: Sure! It sends the message that I don’t know enough! All that emphasis on right answers makes me feel bad when I get them wrong. So instead of trying to learn, I’m just concentrating on liking myself the way I am.
Hobbes: Your self-esteem is enhanced by remaining an ignoramus?
Calvin: Please! Let’s call it “informationally impaired.”
~ Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes