This week I came across a fantastic quote I thought deserved an entire blog post devoted to it. It's words carefully created and delivered by Ray Bradbury, the prolific writer who died in June this year.
As a writer, this is a true quote, words of wisdom. Something to think about.
"If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Writer Ray Bradbury held a writing career that spanned more than seventy years. He inspired "generations of readers to dream, think, and create" [RayBradbury.com]. Bradbury was a poet, a playright, who also wrote for screen and produced hundreds of short stories. He penned more novels than I can imagine. Bradbury's works include "Something Wicked This Way Comes", "Fahrenheit 451", and "Dandelion Wine".
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