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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything.
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.
Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.
I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.
I like to watch people. Sometimes I ride the subway all day and look at them and listen to them. I just want to figure out who they are and what they want and where they're going.
Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I'm borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.
If we try to deny the darkness in our souls then we'll become completely dark.
Heaven is a house with porch lights.
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
I often wonder if God recognizes His own son the way we've dressed him up, or is it dressed him down?
You can make yourself happy or miserable - it's the same amount of effort.
If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.
We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled.
Treasure this day and Treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again.
The jungle looked back at them with a vastness, a breathing moss-and-leaf silence, with a billion diamond and emerald insect eyes.
Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
How working for the wrong motives poisons our creativity and warps our ideas of success and failure.
I'm interested in having fun with ideas, throwing them up in the air like confetti and then running under them.
I don't think the robots are taking over. I think the men who play with toys have taken over. And if we don't take the toys out of their hands, we're fools.
Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.
Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.
I have my favorite cat, who is my paperweight, on my desk while I am writing.
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.
Do what you love and love what you do. Don’t do anything for money. Everything should be for love.
You can't try to do things; you simply must do them.
Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.
Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything.
There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.
Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.
Creativity is a continual surprise.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream.
There was her face, like a summer peach, beautiful and warm, and the light of the candles reflected in her dark eyes. [He] held his breath. The entire world waited and held its breath.
I don't need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.