One thing I enjoy to do is collect quotes. They can be irreverent, funny, motivational, or profound. I think I enjoy collecting quotes because they capture a statement from a moment in time but usually have long-lasting meaning. Not to get too philosophical here, but I do think short statements can often offer some clue to what our existence really means.
Above is a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson, best known for writing Treasure Island and Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
This quote was one I found when I really needed it. As someone who produces illustrations, it can be very easy to focus on the work you produce, and even easier to critique it to the point where you discredit yourself. I sometimes find myself admiring other people's works and compare my own work with disdain. It's a self-deprecating act that I think a lot of artists and writers undergo.
When reading this quote, it reminded me to be less hard on myself and to take each day at a time. We are all works in progress, and each day that we practice or try something new, we are ultimately trying to better ourselves. And honestly, that's the best that we can do.
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