Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Don't try

"Somebody at one of these places [...] asked me: "What do you do? How do you write, create?" You don't, I told them. You don't try. That's very important: not to try, either for Cadillacs, creation or immortality. You wait, and if nothing happens, you wait some more. It's like a bug high on the wall. You wait for it to come to you. When it gets close enough you reach out, slap out and kill it. Or if you like its looks you make a pet out of it." Charles Bukowski

Farnoosh Fasihi told me this when I was 12, I didn't quite get it, so I stopped writing music all together, but I completely agree now!


Michael Arthur Robinson said...

What a great Bukowski quote.

xeeg said...

It's written on his grave stone, "Don't try!"