Last week Lisa wrote about Jane Austen... I love Jane she always inspires me. I particularly love this quote from Northanger Abbey.
"Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.
It says, very passionately, exactly what I feel in regards to novels and when I'm feeling particularly down about writing in general this picks me up.
What kinds of thing do you use as a pick-me-up? What inspires you to get back up when you are down?