Martin Landau with arm around Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury On Writing and Writers

Ray Bradbury: I starved for years, you have to make up your mind that it’s gonna take 20 years to get established in any profession you go into. I sold newspapers on a street corner for three years, between the ages of 19-22.
People would come by and see me standing on the corner, making $8 a week. And they’d say, “Ray, what are you doing here?” I said, “becoming a writer.” That’s what you have to decide what you want. Not what the world wants