“Finish your novel, start another tomorrow! Remember, writing is almost as much fun as sex!” (de aici)
“Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. … 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.”
“Don’t worry about things. Don’t push. Just do your work and you’ll survive. The important thing is to have a ball, to be joyful, to be loving and to be explosive. Out of that comes everything and you grow.”
“I worry about rejection, but not too much. The real fear isn’t rejection, but that there won’t be enough time in your life to write all the stories you have in you. So every time I put a new one in the mail, I know I’ve beaten death again.”
“I absolutely demand of you and everyone I know that they be widely read in every damn field there is; in every religion and every art form and don’t tell me you haven’t got time! There’s plenty of time. You need all of these cross-references. You never know when your head is going to use this fuel, this food for its purposes.”
Pentru cine se încumetă, iată și exercițiul de igienă scriitoricească recomandat de Bradbury: timp de o mie de nopți, înainte să mergi la culcare, citește o povestire, o poezie și un eseu. Trebuie să fie din domenii variate (arheologie, biologie, filozofie, politică), pentru că “the more metaphors you can cram yourself with, they will bounce around inside your head and make new metaphors”.
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Vă recomand și un interviu cu Ray Bradbury din The Paris Review, unde am găsit o bijuterie de autodescriere: “A conglomerate heap of trash, that's what I am. But it burns with a high flame”.