I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed.
Rejections are not all together a bad thing. They teach a writer to rely on his own judgement and to say in his heart of hearts, To hell with you.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
With songwriting I spend a lot of time living life, accruing all these experiences, journaling, and then by the time I get to the studio I'm teeming with the drive to write.
Maybe the hardest thing in writing is simply to tell the truth about things as we see them.
If you write a hundred short stories and they are bad, that doesn’t mean you’ve failed. You fail only if you stop writing.