Writing Quotes

Posted: August 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Either write something worth reading or do
something worth writing.

~Benjamin Franklin, Inventor

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 things.

~Ray Bradbury

I wanted a
perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems
don’t rhyme, and some stories
don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

~Gilda Radner

No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.

~Yoda: Star Wars

So, in a nutshell, what these luminaries are saying is:

Write something worth reading or do
something worth writing. And when you begin writing, Don’t think about what you’re writing.
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

things. Don’t worry about being
perfect. Don’t go for the perfect ending in your rough draft (just write). You
need to learn that some poems don’t rhyme, that some stories don’t have a clear
beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, about having to change
and taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going
to happen next. And when you start writing… No. Try not. Do… or do not.
There is no try. You never try writing; you only do writing. You never try to
be a writer; you become “the Writer.” And as you write, you’ll also
be writing the scripts of your life, for all writing reflects those who stare
deep into its core, like Nietzsche’s abyss.

And then you let it stare back up at you, until it reflects the frames of your passion, the still lives of your being and all those intertwined within your karma/destiny.

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