‘You’ve got to Jump’ via Annie Dillard and Ray Bradbury

For years writer Annie Dillard’s “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek“, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize, shaped our thinking and way of seeing — observing — the world around us. With her new book ‘The Abundance“, she has entered our minds again and is actively in the zeitgeist; her original, quirky, daring view of life continues to surprise, resonate and teach…as with this hunk of wisdom that cuts through the desire for safe, hyper-analytical forecasting of “outcomes”:

After we published this, Cara de Silva wrote to say that, according to Quote Investigator, this brilliant advice is from Ray Bradbury; Dillard wrote to say it was not hers. No matter, it remains a wonderful teaching. And Dillard’s words and wisdom are worth pursuing, bearing in mind the lesson we learned here: As in a game of “telephone” quotes get changed and misattributed on the internet. It’s always good practice to dig a little further…  (Thanks Cara! )

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

One Response to ‘You’ve got to Jump’ via Annie Dillard and Ray Bradbury

  1. sahana m 04.04.2016 at 4:25pm #

    Intellect serves our soul , not the other way round .

    It is a tool not the ‘master’ .

    Over to look at these books …

    sahana

    ps . or was it Kobi Yamada ? : )

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