There's so much fear involved in trying to do something you don't know how to do that drugs and alcohol can become a big part of your life if you have an addictive personality or are very unsure, which most songwriters are.
It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.
If I waited for inspiration every time I sat down to write a song I probably would be a plumber today.
You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.
I think if one wants to be in a continual state of insanity one should stay married to that writing partner.