sez it all…

“TO SUM IT ALL UP, 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 WRITE 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 PERFUME AND WEAR BOOKS LIKE HATS UPON YOUR CRAZY HEADS. I WISH FOR 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 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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10 responses to “sez it all…

  1. True dat. Sweet picture though, I would like a print of it. You know the artist maybe?

  2. snowelf

    Is it weird that I want to write “amen” after that?

    –snow

  3. wonderful! especially love the bit about the perfume of books. mmmmmm…..enlivens the spirit, doesn’t it?

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