Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what your write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for."

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

"You fail only if you stop writing."

And . . . my favorite interview with the master:

Thank you for changing the world, Ray. Thank you for seeing it.

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  1. I read the second quote as, "You must stay drunk so writing doesn't destroy you." I'm not sure what that says about me.

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    1. Me, too. He was an original. A brilliant, brilliant original.

  3. Thanks for an inspiring post!!

  4. (also I think I'm possibly part robot, because it takes me forever to get those words right)

    1. OH, MAN. ME TOO.

      These days, three tries? Four?