Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Saturday, June 07, 2008
The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination
Author J.K. Rowling was the commencement speaker at Harvard this year. You might think that the world's most widely published author of children's books is a slightly unusual choice for such an iconic bastion of higher learning.
Until, that is, you hear her speech. Hands down one of the most compelling, and inspirational 20 minutes you will spend.
You can watch the video or read the transcript here. Don't miss it.