Bradbury: What He Does Not Say

“All arts, big and small, are the elimination of waste motion in favor of the concise declaration.

The artist learns what to leave out.

His greatest art will often be what he does not say, what he leaves out, his ability to state simply with clear emotion, the way he wants to go.

The artist must work so hard, so long, that a brain develops and lives, all of itself, in his fingers.”

– Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing (p. 145)

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