Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ideer er som katter

Ray Bradbury mente å inneha hemmeligheten til kreativiteten:

You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you. If you try to approach a cat and pick it up, hell, it won't let you do it. You've got to say, "Well, to hell with you". And the cat says, "Wait a minute. He's not behaving the way most humans do". Then the cat follows you out of curiosity: "Well, what's wrong with you that you don't love me?"

Well, that's what an idea is. See? You just say: "Well, hell, I don't need a depression. I don 't need to worry. I don't need to push". The ideas will follow me. When they're off-guard, and ready to be born, I'll turn around and grab them.


Bradbury i essayet Shooting Haiku in a Barrel fra boka Zen in the Art of Writing.

2 comments:

ziarah said...

Haha, herlig sitat :D Har sett mange gode sitater fra Bradbury - kanskje jeg burde lese noe av mannen!

Sesselja said...

Jeg har ikke lest annet av ham enn denne boka om skrivekunsten. Den var ganske fornøyelig, men jeg tror man får enda mer ut av den om man kjenner forfatterskapet hans på forhånd.