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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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