Stop thinking.

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

3 thoughts on “Stop thinking.”

  1. Do or do not, there is no try. I like it, it reminds me to get outside of my mind and just let ideas flow. Stop trying to force the perfect idea to come up, overthinking every aspect of an idea. Just run with the moment and find creativity there. Is good.

  2. You don’t like this, Dad? This is a great statement, very true, and one I think you could agree with. Thinking and contemplation have their place, but not in creation. The mind is often more of a gatekeeper than it the wings necessary for a new idea to take flight. Tell me, when you’ve written poems were they thought out and tinkered with or were they moments of inspiration where words tumbled onto the page.

    Thinking is a wonderful thing to do, but the critic is the enemy of creation.

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