Ray Manzarek - The Golden Scarab - 1974 - YouTube

“If you’re not feeling those butterflies, you’re not taking a big enough risk.” -Ray Manzarek

Apologies, but I’m paraphrasing the above quote. A good friend and fellow actor told it to me when we worked together on a play. And he heard it from someone else. So there you go.

Doesn’t matter. The spirit of the quote is what counts. Which for me is…anytime you’re making art, by definition, you’re taking a risk. You’re doing something that might not work. You’ll be nervous. And scared. All the time.

That’s good. Keep going. Keep moving through it. You’re on the right track.

And if you’re not feeling those butterflies?….Then change course. Risk more. Dare to fail.

Because that’s where true growth happens. That’s where the gold is.

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