Quote Friday #15

October 20, 2017


I’ve been struggling a little this last week with the whole writing thang. Feeling discouraged, stupid, letting the mean voice get the better of me. Doubting myself, despite knowing that self-doubt is poison to creativity. Sometimes it’s hard to take your own advice. But then, today, the clouds parted. Good things are ahead, friends. I can feel it.

I listened to this wonderful Conversations episode on my walk into the city this morning, Richard Fidler chatting with Richard Flanagan about his new book, First Person. I heart Richard Flanagan big time. He mentioned the below quote, which I am now mentioning to you.

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”

Albert Camus

Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend, friend, wherever it takes you.

x Iz

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Isabel is a writer from Melbourne. She loves long train journeys, Vegemite toast and cryptic crosswords, preferably all at once.