Category: J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski on Twitter

J. Michael Straczynski on Twitter:

Yeah, we’re all freaking out just a little here…

Вавилон 5: КошBabylon 5: Kosh

Вавилон 5: Кош
Babylon 5: Kosh

““From time to time, you will make mistakes. They are inevitable. Sometimes those mistakes will be…”

“From time to time, you will make mistakes. They are inevitable. Sometimes those mistakes will be huge. What matters is that you learn from them. There is nothing wrong with falling down as long as you end up just two inches taller when you pick yourself off the fall. At times you may end up far away from home. You may not be sure of where you belong anymore. Home is always there, because home is not a place. It is wherever your passion takes you.

“As you continue on your path, you will lose some friends and gain some new ones. The process is painful, but often necessary. They will change and you will change, because life is change. From time to time, they must find their own way and that way may not be yours. Enjoy them for what they are and remember them for what they were.

“Oh, there’s not much left. Except, I believe… I really do believe that sooner or later, no matter what happened, things do work out. We have hard times. We suffer. We lose loved ones. The road is never easy. It was never meant to be easy, but in the long run, if you stay true to what you believe, things do work out. Always be willing to fight for what you believe in. It doesn’t matter if thousand people agree with you or one person agrees with you. It doesn’t matter if you stand completely alone. Fight for what you believe.”

Part of a recording John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner) makes for his unborn son in the episode “Objects at Rest” from season 5 of Babylon 5. The episode was written by J. Michael Straczynski (via comicsutra)

“At conventions and elsewhere, I’ve always said that if there’s anything at all to be learned from me…”

“At conventions and elsewhere, I’ve always said that if there’s anything at all to be learned from me — and I’m not entirely sure there is, but let’s make that assumption now just for the hell of it — it’s that if you hold onto your dreams, if you follow your passions, it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what school you went to, or how old you are, you can do it. It’s possible. That’s the lesson. Not that you will, but that it’s possible. Which is all most of us ever really need to know, to strive for what we want, what we believe in.

Example: a friend of mine from college spent 25 years of her life working in a cubicle for a faceless master on a distant mountaintop. There was very little of her in the work, and she called one day to say what am I doing it for? I’ve never done anything I wanted to do and it’s too late now. Nonsense, I told her. What do you want to do, what are you passionate about? She didn’t know. I asked what she likes doing. I like my cat, all pets, she said, and I like taking photos, but I’m not a pro.

“So combine what you enjoy. Start taking pictures of pets. For free to start, then for money. Point is, follow what gives you joy.”

She did. And now she works three days for the faceless master, and two days a week doing what she enjoys, and making a living at it. Within the next year, if she keeps it up, she’ll be working full time at what she loves.

Follow your passion. The rest will attend to itself.”

J. Michael Straczynski

NEWSaRama 2010 Interview

(via hawtsoup)