"...it's true that nothing I did where the only reason for doing it was the money was ever worth it, except as bitter experience."

"The first problem of any kind of even limited success is the unshakeable conviction that you’re getting away with something, and that any moment now they will discover you."

"But people working in a freelance world, and more and more of today’s world is freelance, because their work is good; and because they’re easy to get along with; and because they deliver the work on time. And you don’t even need all three. Two out of three is fine. People will tolerate how unpleasant you are if your work is good and you deliver it on time. People will forgive the lateness of your work if it’s good and they like you. And you don’t have to be as good as everyone else if you’re on time and it’s always a pleasure to hear from you."

Notes and Quotes - Make Good Art (Neil Gaiman)