Here are two interesting quotations from the book I'm reading (Fairyland, by Alysia Abbott):
1. "'What kind of writer are you if no one's heard of you, and you make no money?'"
(My answer to that would be: the usual kind.)
2. "'Be brave. If you're not, pretend to be. Nobody knows the difference.'"
done an internet search to see if I can find the original source of
this one. A few sites attribute it to H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)