Ray Bradbury, fully Ray Douglas Bradbury

Ray
Bradbury, fully Ray Douglas Bradbury
1920
2012

American Fantasty, Horror, Science Fiction and Mystery Writer

Author Quotes

If you can't read and write you can't think. Your thoughts are dispersed if you don't know how to read and write. You've got to be able to look at your thoughts on paper and discover what a fool you were.

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I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever salvation?

I want to see everything now. And while none of it will be me when it goes in, after a while it'll all gather together inside and it'll be me.

I went to bed and woke in the middle of the night thinking I heard someone cry, thinking I myself was weeping, and I felt my face and it was dry.

I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.

I still love books. Nothing a computer can do can compare to a book. You can't really put a book on the Internet. Three companies have offered to put books by me on the Net, and I said, 'If you can make something that has a nice jacket, nice paper with that nice smell, then we'll talk.' All the computer can give you is a manuscript. People don't want to read manuscripts. They want to read books. Books smell good. They look good. You can press it to your bosom. You can carry it in your pocket.

I prefer to see myself as the Janus, the two-faced god who is half Pollyanna and half Cassandra, warning of the future and perhaps living too much in the past

I sometimes think drivers don't know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly.

I love writing, it's the center of my life. If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living.

I just act and react and emotionalize and all good stuff comes out. Nobody

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.

I have two rules in life - to hell with it, whatever it is, and get your work done.

I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.

I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.

I don

I believe the universe created us

I absolutely demand of you and everyone I know that they be widely read in every damn field there is; in every religion and every art form and don

I always say to students, give me four pages a day, every day. That

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.

Heaven is a house with porch lights.

From now on I hope always to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.

Author Picture
First Name
Ray
Last Name
Bradbury, fully Ray Douglas Bradbury
Birth Date
1920
Death Date
2012
Bio

American Fantasty, Horror, Science Fiction and Mystery Writer