Play. It's good for your imagination.


I think like a genius, I write like a distinguished author, and I speak like a child.
-Vladimir Nabokov







Celebrated author Vladimir Nabokov was an avid lepidopterist. His great passion was butterflies. Chasing them, drawing them.





















This active and outdoor pursuit delighted him and undoubtedly sparked his imagination. Make sure you make enough time to play a little every day. It’s not ‘wasted’ time, it is good for your mind and you will be a better creator because of it.




S+ suggested reading: Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov, Brian Boyd


Photos of Nabokov by Carl Mydans—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Published: February 12th, 2013

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