Monday, August 28, 2006

Quote of the Day, 8/28/06

Ray Bradbury has just celebrated his 86th birthday, so I offer three quotes from the man himself:

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.


I've never doubted myself; I've always been so completely devoted to libraries and books and authors that I couldn't stop to consider for a moment that I was being foolish. I only knew that writing was in itself the only way to live....

My stories run up and bite me on the leg-I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.

More on my brief encounter with Bradbury in the post below.

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