Recently, I read this quote by a very popular and famous author, Paulo Coelho whose books are translated in several different languages.
Here it is the translation into English together with the Italian citation that I read,
“If I had to give you a piece of advice, I would tell you not to be intimated by other people’s opinions. This because only mediocrity looks for validations, so take some risks and do what you long for.”
“Se dovessi darti un consiglio, ti direi: non lasciarti intimidire dalle opinioni altrui. Poiché solo la mediocrità cerca conferme, affronta i rischi e fa quello che desideri.”