Bill Murray

I was going to add something else to the title of this post, like “:Creative Genius” or “:Master of the Unexpected,” or “:God of Mt. Comedius,” but if you need more than “Bill Murray,” you should be kicked in the nuts.

I just finished this article about Murray in Rolling Stone. Please read it. My takeaway from it, broadly, is that the characteristics that make you a good creative person are the same characteristics that make you a good person. A fun, interesting person, at least.

In addition to some great stories, here are a few gems:

“Someone told me some secrets early on about living. You can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed. And I realized the more fun I had, the better I did.” 

“Wear your wisdom lightly, so insights come as punchlines.” 

On his famously bizarre/amazing interactions with the strangers: 
“My hope, always, is that it’s going to wake me up. I’m only connected for seconds, minutes a day, sometimes. And suddenly, you go, ‘Holy cow, I’ve been asleep for two days. I’ve been doing things, but I’m just out.’ If I see someone who’s out cold on their feet, I’m going to try to wake that person up. It’s what I’d want someone to do for me. Wake me the hell up and come back to the planet.” 

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