Hello. I'm looking for a quote that I recall being attributed to Ray Bradbury in a speech or essay entitled, "How to be Madder than Captain Ahab, or On Writing." This was back in high school in the late 70s. The excerpt I'm looking for had to do with advice to aspiring writers, in which Ray Bradbury urged them to read anything and everything they could get their hands on, from the cheapest trash to the most celebrated literature, and let the ideas clash gloriously in their heads. I'd like to find the exact quote, but have been unable to locate the quote or speech/essay in any of Bradbury's collections. I suppose my memory may be faulty, but I hope not. Can anyone help? Thanks!
The essay was originally published in the journal The Writer in February 1974. It is reprinted in the book The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature (Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002).
I don't have my library available (I'm at work) but it may be in the collection, "Zen and the Art of Writing" by Bradbury.
(We posted at the same time. It looks like Walloon answered it.)
Thanks so much, both of you! I'll look for The Writer's Guide to Fantasy Literature.
For the still curious:
Very Nice surprise ~ to receive hellos and thanks in the mail yesterday from Biplane and Mr. B on the same day.
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