Don’t Think.

“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 Douglas Bradbury

(via haydanhuya blog)

6 Comments leave a comment below

  1. That is so true!!! every time I feel stuck is because of thinking too much.

  2. This is… horrible… /horrible/ advice. Jesus Christ.

  3. I saw Ray Bradbury at a presentation/speech he gave during my undergrad years at U of Illinois. It was amazing. And I understand where he’s coming from…it can be very evolutionary and/or Zen in it’s approach – Ready, Fire, Aim, then repeat. I usually go to that approach when my primary approach of “everything in moderation” isn’t working so well…

  4. Agree with Nic.
    Also, did he say this without any thinking? :P

    This would be OK if he would be less extreme, like: try sometimes not to think at all… or something like that.

  5. Nonsense. It’s clear from Bradbury’s writing that he thought about all kinds of things.

  6. I sort of disagree. I would rather put it, “find the shortest distance between thinking and creating”.