I love profound scribbings, and this one is wonderfully apt:
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot in his notebook, CA. 1856 “Be guided by feeling alone. We are only simple mortals, subject to error; so listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters. The wise man has said: When one follows another, one is always behind.”
via Doc Fray.