Charles Bukowski On Creativity And Writing

3581F4CD-9B48-4E61-9FE7-030F549D5C1FCharles Bukowski (August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994)

Somebody […] 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.