Apologies for the brain cramp that meant no quotes for two weeks — but they’re back, and I’ve got a new crop.
“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting or living itself, which is the greatest art of all. Creativity, at heart, is the essence of man’s being.”
– Ray Bradbury, The Writer, Nov 1965, quoted Nov 2014
(Mixed media collage by Leslie)
“You don`t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
— Ray Bradbury
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.
You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.
It’s important to get out of your own way.”
— Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
“Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it. ”
— Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
Share one of your favorite quotes about writing or reading in the comments. Sunday evening, Mr. Kitten will choose one winner to receive a signed copy of Books, Crooks & Counselors. (If you don’t need a copy because you’ve already bought one, thank you! Post a quote anyway — just mention that you don’t need to be entered in the drawing.)
“I love [quotations] because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizedly wiser than oneself.”
— attributed to Marlene Dietrich
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