Wednesday, April 23, 2008

So you want to...?

"(...)unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it.

unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don't do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was."

Charles Bukowski, "so you want to be a writer?", complete text here.

I think what Bukowski states should be applied not only to writing but to everything we want to achive in life.

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