Everyone with an artistic temperament has been told at some point in his or her life to develop a thicker skin. That’s nonsense! The world doesn’t need more thick-skinned people. It needs more people who are sensitive and tender. Have you ever been moved to tears by a powerful piece of music or held spellbound by a beautiful work of art? Have you ever been moved by a scene from a film? It’s because an artist felt deeply about something and communicated in such a powerful way that your heart and soul were touched.
– Rory Noland in his book, The Heart of the Artist.