I found this quote at a friends place the other day.
Words dazzle & deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.
Guy de Maupasant
I really relate to this. I guess it’s because when I write, I don’t have to worry about people’s reactions. There is no one physically there to oppose me or laugh at me. It’s just my thoughts without any interference.