Eddie Izzard

“I had the luxury of knowing what I wanted to do. So I just sat on the bed and came up with a plan for myself:
"I have to go to the Edinburgh Fringe. But I don't have the confidence to do a production there because I've never gone before, and I don't even know how to get there or what to do once I get there. So I will just act as if I do have the confidence to go to the Edinburgh Fringe. I'll just borrow confidence from a future version of myself. Once I've been to the Edinburgh Fringe and performed a show there, then I will have the confidence to go to the Edinburgh Fringe. I will go to the bank manager of confidence (in some part of my brain) and I will borrow that confidence from the future, and then I can wear it like a cloak, and I will talk to everyone with this confidence."
It was out there as a concept, but it worked.”


Eddie Izzard, Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens
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Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death, and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard
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