Friday, August 22, 2008

Quote of the Temporal Period

From today's edition of The Writer's Almanac:

"Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down." -- Ray Bradbury

D and I had the privilege of seeing the man himself on stage at last year's LA Times Festival of Books. It was a pretty glossy speech, about how he'd pursued different things he loved all his life, but still inspiring. The philosophy espoused above is particularly applicable to our current road trip and the next two years, which we'll spend writing and making our own luck:

"Unlucky people are stuck in routines. When they see something new, they want no part of it. Lucky people always want something new. They're prepared to take risks and relaxed enough to see the opportunities in the first place." -- Richard Wiseman


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