Eternal Poet

“I don’t believe in optimism.”

In artists, inspirational on May 16, 2012 at 4:24 pm

If you’re seeking inspiration, then look no further than The Paris Review. You must read the interview with Ray Bradbury. Here’s one quote from the the interview that blew me away:

I don’t believe in optimism. I believe in optimal behavior. That’s a different thing. If you behave every day of your life to the top of your genetics, what can you do? Test it. Find out. You don’t know—you haven’t done it yet. You must live life at the top of your voice! At the top of your lungs shout and listen to the echoes. I learned a lesson years ago. I had some wonderful Swedish meatballs at my mother’s table with my dad and my brother and when I finished I pushed back from the table and said, God! That was beautiful. And my brother said, No, it was good. See the difference?

So what can you do and are you doing it? Read more from the interview with Ray Bradbury as well as other interviews from great writers at the following: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews

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