Aldous Huxley on why he doesn't read reviews of his own work: "They’ve never had any effect on me, for the simple reason that I’ve never read them. I’ve never made a point of writing for any particular person or audience; I’ve simply tried to do the best job I could and let it go at that. The critics don’t interest me because they’re concerned with what’s past and done, while I’m concerned with what comes next."
100 Jahre Büstenhalter: Harry und die Erfinderin des modernen Büstenhalters Caresse Crosby (wie sich Mary Phelps Jacob ab 1924 nannte) kurz nach ihrer Heirat in Paris. Mehr zum Jubiläum hier: http://www.nachrichten.at/nachrichten/society/Der-BH-wird-100-und-verdankt-sein-Dasein-grossen-Bruesten;art411,1303522 (Bild: Wikipedia)
Rainer Maria Rilke war ein guter Sohn: Briefwechsel - WELT
And if out of this turning-within, out of this immersion in your own world, poems come, then you will not think of asking anyone whether they are good or not. Nor will you try to interest magazines in these works: for you will see them as your dear natural possession, a piece of your life, a voice from it. A work of art is good if it has arisen out of necessity. That is the only way one can judge it. - Rainer Maria Rilke
How to Sharpen Pencils: A Practical & Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servants: Amazon.de: David Rees, John Hodgman: Englische Bücher