Quote Originally Posted by bobd0 View Post
Few fields of human endeavor offer peaks as lofty or valleys as low as the arts, where a simple compliment becomes a priceless gift and a single thoughtless criticism can utterly destroy the will to carry on. I believe we all possess some level of talent that we can develop to its peak through dedication and practice. Please tell your student to keep at it. He is not alone. And those that criticize sometimes do so because they are scared to death to even make the attempt.
Wow, what a way to encapsulate this. Do you mind if I use your quote? You really put this thing in perspective.