Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Much courage


"But in all fields, even those of culture and art, other people's judgment exercises a paralyzing effect. Fear of criticism kills spontaneity; it prevents men from showing themselves and expressing themselves freely, as they are. Much courage is needed to paint a picture, to write a book, to erect a building designed along new architectural lines, or to formulate an independent opinion or an original idea."

Paul Tournier, "The Spirit of Judgment," Guilt and Grace, page 98.