Friday, August 02, 2013

Flash Friday: Flashes of Inspiration

“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.” ― Ray Bradbury


  1. This is a fucking awesome quote! This pretty much says it all if you want to be a writer!

    I am inspired by this!

    1. Yay for inspiration! It really is an amazing quote.

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    1. It makes me want to go to the library, pull down dozens of books, and cover myself with them while I read one of his books. They might not kick me out if I promise to put them all back after.