Show/Hide Navigation
iceland camp

Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting

A great quote about making stuff happen:

I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now.
Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now.
Don’t wait.
Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better.
Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything.
Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from.
Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up.
Begin now.
Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.
Ira Glass

Planning a journey

Read Comments

You might also like

A Beautiful Place to Die It’s a beautiful place, Iceland. One of the most beautiful I have ever been. The landscapes are magnificent and serene. You can travel for miles on end, undisturbed, free to daydream gently as you go. You are free to pitch […]...
Spielberg A few years ago I used to watch a lot of films, particularly documentaries, and jot down notes for my blog (like Jiro, Sugarman, Man on Wire, and Anvil ). The death of Lovefilm led to me stopping, unfortunately. So […]...
The Proust Questionnaire I enjoy writing blog posts where questions force me to think hard and be honest (like this interview and these 20 questions worth answering honestly.) The Proust Questionnaire has its origins in a parlour game popularized (though not devised) by Marcel […]...


  1. “Be a fucking soldier about it” Spot on Ira!

  2. You speak the truth sir!



Post a Comment

HTML tags you can use: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

© Copyright 2012 Alastair Humphreys. All rights reserved. Site design by JSummerton