One of my favorite books about writing is Ray Bradbury’s Zen and the Art of Writing – partly because I love the title (who wouldn’t?) but mostly because I love the way he talks about writing – and this quote? It’s perfect, not just for writing, but for life as well.
“Zest. Gusto. How rarely one hears these words used. How rarely do we see people living, or for that matter, creating by them. Yet if I were asked to name the most important items in a writer’s make-up, the things that shape his material and rush him along the road to where he wants to go, I could only warn him to look to his zest, see to his gusto.”