I am the best and sharpest critic of my own work. I know myself what is and what is not well written. Anyone who doesn't write doesn't know how wonderful it is; I used to bemoan the fact that I couldn't draw at all, but now I am more than happy that I can at least write. And if I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.
Anne Frank, "I Want to Write" (1944), in The Living Language 386, 387 (Linda A. Morris et al. eds., 1984). [from Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day]