Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.

It will keep you cramped and insane the whole of your life ....
... perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief
that if you run carefully enough,
hitting each step just right,
you won't have to die.
The truth is that you will die anyway
and that a lot of people who aren't even looking at their feet
are going to do a whole lot better than you,
and have a lot more fun while they are doing it."

Anne Lamott
'Bird by Bird'