What does this quote by Ray Bradbury mean? "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...

What does this quote by Ray Bradbury mean?

"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." 

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Ray Bradbury explained his model of creative writing at various times throughout his long and glorious career. He explained it at the greatest length in his non-fiction book Zen in the Art of Writing . This quotation sums up several key principles he explains in that lovely little book. Creative artists should not work primarily with their rational minds. If they plan, and try to reach some intentional creative goal, the result is stiff and artificial. They should instead work with several...

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