Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.
"Obscurity is the refuge of the incompetent." - Robert Heinlein
"Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." - Adam Smith
"Poems are always better than a bloody turkey foot in the mailbox,. Few would disagree." - Jim Harrison
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." - JRR Tolkien The Hobbit