Ray Bradbury, on Writing.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Jun 6, 2012
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Ray Bradbury August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper.

I spent more than one night in junior high up late reading Ray Bradbury. His writing, and his thoughts on writing, will keep inspiring us for generations to come:

“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.”

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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


6 Responses to “Ray Bradbury, on Writing.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    "The only good writing is intuitive writing. It would be a big bore if you knew where it was going. It has to be exciting, instantaneous and it has to be a surprise. Then it all comes blurting out and it’s beautiful. I’ve had a sign by my typewriter for 25 years now which reads, ‘DON’T THINK!’" ~ RB

  2. So true! It's always the stuff that just comes pouring out that's the best.

  3. Chris Fici says:

    Thank you for sharing that total nectar for a budding writer like myself.
    It gives me some hope for the American Dream that something like Fahrenheit 451 is still being read in schools today.

  4. Jill Barth says:

    Kate! Great inspiration!