Robert De Niro on Writers at the 2014 Oscars

When we watched Robert De Niro present the Best Screenplay award at the Oscars on the DVR this morning and he said the following, I looked over at my husband, who was grinning. “I’m not saying anything,” he told me.

“The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination and consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.”