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Quote: Isn't this a nice time of night to walk? I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sun rise. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Isn't this a nice time of night to walk? I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sun rise.


Quote: Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I'm one of them. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Some people turn sad awfully young. No special reason, it seems, but they seem almost to be born that way. They bruise easier, tire faster, cry quicker, remember longer and, as I say, get sadder younger than anyone else in the world. I know, for I'm one of them.


Quote: All silence is. All emptiness. And now: The dawn. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

All silence is. All emptiness. And now: The dawn.


Quote: We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?


Quote: It is a lie to write in such way as to be rewarded by fame offered you by some snobbish quasi-literary groups in the intellectual gazettes. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

It is a lie to write in such way as to be rewarded by fame offered you by some snobbish quasi-literary groups in the intellectual gazettes.


Quote: I want your loves to be multiple. I don't want you to be a snob about anything. Anything you love, you do it. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I want your loves to be multiple. I don't want you to be a snob about anything. Anything you love, you do it.


Quote: I have four daughters and eight grandchildren. My soul lives on in them. That's immortality. That's the only immortality I care about. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I have four daughters and eight grandchildren. My soul lives on in them. That's immortality. That's the only immortality I care about.


Quote: You've got to love libraries. You've got to love books. You've got to love poetry. You've got to love everything about literature. Then, you can pick the one thing you love most and write about it. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You've got to love libraries. You've got to love books. You've got to love poetry. You've got to love everything about literature. Then, you can pick the one thing you love most and write about it.


Quote: You laugh when I haven't been funny and you answer right off. You never stop to think what
I've asked you. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You laugh when I haven't been funny and you answer right off. You never stop to think what
I've asked you.


Quote: Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won't be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won't be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely.


Quote: I can write faster on a typewriter than you can on a computer. I do 120 words a minute, and you can't do that on a computer. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I can write faster on a typewriter than you can on a computer. I do 120 words a minute, and you can't do that on a computer.


Quote: The terrible tyranny of the majority. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The terrible tyranny of the majority.


Quote: I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest sentiment, and the need to purge ourselves at certain times, which is ancient. Men would live at least five or six more years and not have ulcers if they could cry better. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest sentiment, and the need to purge ourselves at certain times, which is ancient. Men would live at least five or six more years and not have ulcers if they could cry better.


Quote: I'm interested in having fun with ideas, throwing them up in the air like confetti and then running under them. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I'm interested in having fun with ideas, throwing them up in the air like confetti and then running under them.


Quote: I love the musical form of books. It's a different way of doing things, it's very beautiful. You're able to sing things instead of saying them. So what the heck -- why not do them? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I love the musical form of books. It's a different way of doing things, it's very beautiful. You're able to sing things instead of saying them. So what the heck -- why not do them?


Quote: We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again--to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again--to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.


Quote: There are a lot of wonderful women writers who would be good influences on writers. You've got to spread yourself out and educate yourself with all kinds of stories. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

There are a lot of wonderful women writers who would be good influences on writers. You've got to spread yourself out and educate yourself with all kinds of stories.


Quote: Life shoould be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at other move forward with it. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Life shoould be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at other move forward with it.


Quote: I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped.


Quote: May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.


Quote: Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely.


Quote: Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.


Quote: My gosh, if you're going away, we got a million things to talk about! All the things we would've talked about next month, the month after! Praying mantises, zeppelins, acrobats, sword swallowers! by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

My gosh, if you're going away, we got a million things to talk about! All the things we would've talked about next month, the month after! Praying mantises, zeppelins, acrobats, sword swallowers!


Quote: In quickness is truth. The more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

In quickness is truth. The more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth deadfalling or tiger-trapping.


Quote: And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.


Quote: Every story I've written was written because I had to write it. Writing stories is like breathing for me; it is my life. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Every story I've written was written because I had to write it. Writing stories is like breathing for me; it is my life.


Quote: Sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.








Quote: Science and religion have to go hand in hand with the mystery, because there's a certain point beyond which you say, There are no answers. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Science and religion have to go hand in hand with the mystery, because there's a certain point beyond which you say, There are no answers.




Quote: The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.


Quote: Lone at night, when I was twelve years old, I looked at the planet Mars and I said, 'Take me home!' And the planet Mars took me home, and I never came back. So I've written every day in the last 75 years. I've never stopped writing. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Lone at night, when I was twelve years old, I looked at the planet Mars and I said, 'Take me home!' And the planet Mars took me home, and I never came back. So I've written every day in the last 75 years. I've never stopped writing.


Quote: Grandma, he had often wanted to say, Is this where the world began? For surely it had begun in no other than a place like this. The kitchen, without doubt, was the center of creation, all things revolved about it; it was the pediment that sustained the temple. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Grandma, he had often wanted to say, Is this where the world began? For surely it had begun in no other than a place like this. The kitchen, without doubt, was the center of creation, all things revolved about it; it was the pediment that sustained the temple.


Quote: Who ever heard of a Martian not invading? Who! by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Who ever heard of a Martian not invading? Who!


Quote: The most improbable tales can be made believable, if your reader, through his sense, feels certain that he stands at the middle of events. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The most improbable tales can be made believable, if your reader, through his sense, feels certain that he stands at the middle of events.


Quote: Far away, in the meadow, shadows flickered in the Mirror's Maze, as if parts of someone's life, yet unborn, were trapped there, waiting to be lived. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Far away, in the meadow, shadows flickered in the Mirror's Maze, as if parts of someone's life, yet unborn, were trapped there, waiting to be lived.


Quote: We all are rich and ignore the buried fact of accumulated wisdom. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We all are rich and ignore the buried fact of accumulated wisdom.


Quote: Ideas and philosophies change just as machines do. Religions changed because of the birth control pill. Politics changes because of the hydrogen bomb. All because of science fictional inventions. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Ideas and philosophies change just as machines do. Religions changed because of the birth control pill. Politics changes because of the hydrogen bomb. All because of science fictional inventions.


Quote: We're going to become the martians when we land there. When we explore and build communities, we become the martians. That's a wonderful destiny for all of us. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We're going to become the martians when we land there. When we explore and build communities, we become the martians. That's a wonderful destiny for all of us.


Quote: I'm trying to teach people of all ages to, number one: how to criticize, how to offer creative analysis on top of that, how to try to build things in a new direction and how to compliment people when the thing gets done. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I'm trying to teach people of all ages to, number one: how to criticize, how to offer creative analysis on top of that, how to try to build things in a new direction and how to compliment people when the thing gets done.


Quote: Why then you're as mad as me. No, madder. For I distrust 'reality' and its moron mother, the universe, while you fasten your innocence to fallible devices which pretend at happy endings. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Why then you're as mad as me. No, madder. For I distrust 'reality' and its moron mother, the universe, while you fasten your innocence to fallible devices which pretend at happy endings.


Quote: I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I think the sun is a flower, That blooms for just one hour.


Quote: The merry-go-round was running, yes, but... It was running backward. The small calliope inside the carousel machinery rattle-snapped its nervous-stallion shivering drums, clashed its harvest-moon cymbals, toothed its castanets, and throatily choked and sobbed its reeds, whistles, and baroque flutes. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote: The merry-go-round was running, yes, but... It was running backward. The small calliope inside the carousel machinery rattle-snapped its nervous-stallion shivering drums, clashed its harvest-moon cymbals, toothed its castanets, and throatily choked and sobbed its reeds, whistles, and baroque flutes.- black text on quotes background

The merry-go-round was running, yes, but... It was running backward. The small calliope inside the carousel machinery rattle-snapped its nervous-stallion shivering drums, clashed its harvest-moon cymbals, toothed its castanets, and throatily choked and sobbed its reeds, whistles, and baroque flutes.


Quote: All isn't well with the world. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

All isn't well with the world.


Quote: Action is hope. There is no hope without action. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Action is hope. There is no hope without action.


Quote: Far away in the cool dim empty rooms of the big old house, a silver bell tinkled and faded. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Far away in the cool dim empty rooms of the big old house, a silver bell tinkled and faded.


Quote: Out of the nursery into the college and back into the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Out of the nursery into the college and back into the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more.




Quote: That's sad, said Montag, quietly, because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that's all it can ever know. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

That's sad, said Montag, quietly, because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that's all it can ever know.


Quote: Christ, you could massacre half a Hindu village and still look like Peter Rabbit. What are you stuffed with?
Chocolate bars. And I keep six kinds of ice-cream in my icebox, when I can afford it. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Christ, you could massacre half a Hindu village and still look like Peter Rabbit. What are you stuffed with?
Chocolate bars. And I keep six kinds of ice-cream in my icebox, when I can afford it.


Quote: Men are men, unfortunately, no matter what their shape, and inclined to sin. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Men are men, unfortunately, no matter what their shape, and inclined to sin.




Quote: Will we ever stop being afraid of nights and death?
When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Will we ever stop being afraid of nights and death?
When you reach the stars, boy, yes, and live there forever, all the fears will go, and Death himself will die.


Quote: Don't live on your goddamn computers, and the internet, and all that crap. Go to the library. Don't let them flim-flam you into owning all these devices. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Don't live on your goddamn computers, and the internet, and all that crap. Go to the library. Don't let them flim-flam you into owning all these devices.


Quote: Whoever he was or whatever he was and no matter how different and crazy he seemed, he was not crazy. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Whoever he was or whatever he was and no matter how different and crazy he seemed, he was not crazy.


Quote: But I wanted to show what we all have in us, that it has always been there, and so few of us bother to notice. When people ask me where I get my ideas, I laugh. How strange -- we are so busy looking out, to find ways and means, we forget to look in. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

But I wanted to show what we all have in us, that it has always been there, and so few of us bother to notice. When people ask me where I get my ideas, I laugh. How strange -- we are so busy looking out, to find ways and means, we forget to look in.


Quote: But here I was with hardly a sign of any outward conflict. It was all running around in spiked boots inside my head, making cuts and bruises where no one could see them except me and a psychologist. But it was just as bad. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

But here I was with hardly a sign of any outward conflict. It was all running around in spiked boots inside my head, making cuts and bruises where no one could see them except me and a psychologist. But it was just as bad.


Quote: Since our tongues first moved in our mouths we've asked, What does it all mean? No other question made sense, with death breathing down our necks. But just let us settle in on ten thousand worlds spinning around ten thousand alien suns and the question will fade away. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote; white text on black background

Since our tongues first moved in our mouths we've asked, What does it all mean? No other question made sense, with death breathing down our necks. But just let us settle in on ten thousand worlds spinning around ten thousand alien suns and the question will fade away.


Quote: I am a passionate, not an intellectual writer, which means my characters must plunge ahead of me to live the story. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I am a passionate, not an intellectual writer, which means my characters must plunge ahead of me to live the story.


Quote: You could see her thoughts swimming around in her eyes, like fish -- some bright, some dark, some fast, quick, some slow and easy, and sometimes, like when she looked up where Earth was, being nothing but colour and nothing else. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You could see her thoughts swimming around in her eyes, like fish -- some bright, some dark, some fast, quick, some slow and easy, and sometimes, like when she looked up where Earth was, being nothing but colour and nothing else.


Quote: The other six or seven drafts are going to be pure torture. So why not enjoy the first draft, in the hope that your joy will seek and find others in the world who, reading your story, will catch fire, too? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The other six or seven drafts are going to be pure torture. So why not enjoy the first draft, in the hope that your joy will seek and find others in the world who, reading your story, will catch fire, too?


Quote: Don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.


Quote: We're all watching each other, so there's no chance for censorship. The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We're all watching each other, so there's no chance for censorship. The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush.


Quote: Without the library, you have no civilization. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Without the library, you have no civilization.


Quote: Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.


Quote: Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones.


Quote: I want to hold onto this funny thing. God, it's gotten big on me. I don't know what it is. I'm so damned unhappy, I'm so mad, and I don't know why. I feel like I'm putting on weight. I feel fat. I feel like I'm saving a lot of things, and I don't know what. I might even start reading books. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote: I want to hold onto this funny thing. God, it's gotten big on me. I don't know what it is. I'm so damned unhappy, I'm so mad, and I don't know why. I feel like I'm putting on weight. I feel fat. I feel like I'm saving a lot of things, and I don't know what. I might even start reading books.- black text on quotes background

I want to hold onto this funny thing. God, it's gotten big on me. I don't know what it is. I'm so damned unhappy, I'm so mad, and I don't know why. I feel like I'm putting on weight. I feel fat. I feel like I'm saving a lot of things, and I don't know what. I might even start reading books.


Quote: The bigger the population, the more minorities. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The bigger the population, the more minorities.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

The bigger the population, the more minorities. Don't step on the toes of the dog-lovers, the cat-lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico...The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that! All the minor minorities with their navels to be kept clean. Authors, full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters. They did...There you have it Montag. It didn't come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time, you are allowed to read comics, the good old confessions, or trade journals.


Quote: Why live? Life was its own answer. Life was the propagation of more life and the living of as good a life as possible. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Why live? Life was its own answer. Life was the propagation of more life and the living of as good a life as possible.


Quote: Then, of course, the telephone's such a convenient thing; it just sits there and demands you call someone who doesn't want to be called. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Then, of course, the telephone's such a convenient thing; it just sits there and demands you call someone who doesn't want to be called.


Quote: To solve the drug problem, we have to start at the root -- first grade. If a boy has all the toys in his head that reading can give him, and you hook him into science fiction, then you've got the future secured. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

To solve the drug problem, we have to start at the root -- first grade. If a boy has all the toys in his head that reading can give him, and you hook him into science fiction, then you've got the future secured.


Quote: We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone MADE equal. Each man man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone MADE equal. Each man man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.


Quote: Somewhere, a book said once, all the talk ever talked, all the songs ever sung, still lived, had vibrated way out in space and if you could travel to Far Centauri you could hear George Washington talking in his sleep or Caesar surprised at the knife in his back. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Somewhere, a book said once, all the talk ever talked, all the songs ever sung, still lived, had vibrated way out in space and if you could travel to Far Centauri you could hear George Washington talking in his sleep or Caesar surprised at the knife in his back.




Quote: Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Science fiction is really sociological studies of the future, things that the writer believes are going to happen by putting two and two together.


Quote: If you have moved over vast territories and dared to love silly things, you will have learned even from the most primitive items collected and put aside in your life. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

If you have moved over vast territories and dared to love silly things, you will have learned even from the most primitive items collected and put aside in your life.


Quote: And the men with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths, the men with the eyes of puff adders, took up their load of machine and tube, their case of liquid melancholy and the slow dark sludge of nameless stuff, and strolled out the door. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

And the men with the cigarettes in their straight-lined mouths, the men with the eyes of puff adders, took up their load of machine and tube, their case of liquid melancholy and the slow dark sludge of nameless stuff, and strolled out the door.


Quote: Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.


Quote: Halloween. Sly does it. Tiptoe catspaws. Slide and creep. But why? What for? How? Who? When! Where did it all begin? 'You don't know, do you?' asks Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud climbing out under the pile of leaves under the Halloween Tree. 'You don't really know!' by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote; white text on black background

Halloween. Sly does it. Tiptoe catspaws. Slide and creep. But why? What for? How? Who? When! Where did it all begin? 'You don't know, do you?' asks Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud climbing out under the pile of leaves under the Halloween Tree. 'You don't really know!'


Quote: A science fiction story is just an attempt to solve a problem that exists in the world, sometimes a moral problem, sometimes a physical or social or theological problem. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

A science fiction story is just an attempt to solve a problem that exists in the world, sometimes a moral problem, sometimes a physical or social or theological problem.


Quote: Life should be touched, not strangled. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Life should be touched, not strangled.


Quote: Everyone has a telephone. Whether they can afford it or not. It's one of those things that people have, regardless of their income. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Everyone has a telephone. Whether they can afford it or not. It's one of those things that people have, regardless of their income.


Quote: An athlete may run ten thousand miles in order to prepare for one hundred yards. Quantity gives experience. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

An athlete may run ten thousand miles in order to prepare for one hundred yards. Quantity gives experience.








Quote: The average TV commercial of sixty seconds has one hundred and twenty half-second clips in it, or one-third of a second. We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The average TV commercial of sixty seconds has one hundred and twenty half-second clips in it, or one-third of a second. We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking.


Quote: Let me make it clear. People die every day, psychologically speaking. Some part of them gets tired. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Let me make it clear. People die every day, psychologically speaking. Some part of them gets tired.


Quote: The local TV news is the greatest danger in your life. It's all crap. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The local TV news is the greatest danger in your life. It's all crap.


Quote: All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It's my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I've won or lost. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It's my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I've won or lost. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try.


Quote: And the lesson was this; sit in the sun, head down, within a prickly vine, in a flickery light, or open light, and the world will come to you. The sky will come in its time, bringing rain, and the earth will rise through you, from beneath, and make you rich and make you full. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote; white text on black background

And the lesson was this; sit in the sun, head down, within a prickly vine, in a flickery light, or open light, and the world will come to you. The sky will come in its time, bringing rain, and the earth will rise through you, from beneath, and make you rich and make you full.


Quote: How working for the wrong motives poisons our creativity and warps our ideas of success and failure. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

How working for the wrong motives poisons our creativity and warps our ideas of success and failure.


Quote: Work is the only answer. I have three rules to live by. One, get your work done. If that doesn't work, shut up and drink your gin. And when all else fails, run like hell! by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Work is the only answer. I have three rules to live by. One, get your work done. If that doesn't work, shut up and drink your gin. And when all else fails, run like hell!






Quote: Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day, every day, sleeping its life away. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day, every day, sleeping its life away.


Quote: Don't write for money. Write because you love to do something. If you write for money, you won't write anything worth reading. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Don't write for money. Write because you love to do something. If you write for money, you won't write anything worth reading.


Quote: 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? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

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?


Quote: I've grown up on a diet of metaphors. If young writers would find those writers who can give them metaphors by the bushel and the peck, then they'll become better writers -- to learn how to capsualize things and present them in metaphorical form. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I've grown up on a diet of metaphors. If young writers would find those writers who can give them metaphors by the bushel and the peck, then they'll become better writers -- to learn how to capsualize things and present them in metaphorical form.


Quote: When I was a young writer if you went to a party and told somebody you were a science-fiction writer you would be insulted. They would call you Flash Gordon all evening, or Buck Rogers. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

When I was a young writer if you went to a party and told somebody you were a science-fiction writer you would be insulted. They would call you Flash Gordon all evening, or Buck Rogers.


Quote: I'll tell you, said Beatty, smiling at his cards. That made you for a little while a drunkard. Read a few lines and off you go over the cliff. Bang, you're ready to blow up the world, chop off heads, knock down women and children, destroy authority. I know. I've been through it all. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote: I'll tell you, said Beatty, smiling at his cards. That made you for a little while a drunkard. Read a few lines and off you go over the cliff. Bang, you're ready to blow up the world, chop off heads, knock down women and children, destroy authority. I know. I've been through it all.- black text on quotes background

I'll tell you, said Beatty, smiling at his cards. That made you for a little while a drunkard. Read a few lines and off you go over the cliff. Bang, you're ready to blow up the world, chop off heads, knock down women and children, destroy authority. I know. I've been through it all.


Quote: That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts.


Quote: Did you hear them, did you hear these monsters talking about monsters? Oh God, the way they jabber about people and their own children and themselves and the way they talk about their husbands and the way they talk about war, dammit, I stand here and I can't believe it! by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote; white text on black background

Did you hear them, did you hear these monsters talking about monsters? Oh God, the way they jabber about people and their own children and themselves and the way they talk about their husbands and the way they talk about war, dammit, I stand here and I can't believe it!


Quote: Sandwich outdoors isn't a sandwich anymore. Tastes different than indoors, notice? Got more spice. Tastes like mint and pinesap. Does wonders for the appetite. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Sandwich outdoors isn't a sandwich anymore. Tastes different than indoors, notice? Got more spice. Tastes like mint and pinesap. Does wonders for the appetite.


Quote: We're a free society; we've got television. We have radio. We have newspapers. We have the videocassette, which is coming into play. These are new freedoms. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We're a free society; we've got television. We have radio. We have newspapers. We have the videocassette, which is coming into play. These are new freedoms.


Quote: Think of Shakespeare and Melville and you think of thunder, lightning, wind. They all knew the joy of creating in large or small forms, on unlimited or restricted canvases. These are the children of the gods. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Think of Shakespeare and Melville and you think of thunder, lightning, wind. They all knew the joy of creating in large or small forms, on unlimited or restricted canvases. These are the children of the gods.


Quote: There was a smell like a cut potato from all the land, raw and cold and white from having the moon on it most of the night. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

There was a smell like a cut potato from all the land, raw and cold and white from having the moon on it most of the night.


Quote: Anything that's strange is no good to the average American. If it doesn't have Chicago plumbing, it's nonsense. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Anything that's strange is no good to the average American. If it doesn't have Chicago plumbing, it's nonsense.


Quote: We've got to reinvest in space travel.  We should have never left the moon. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We've got to reinvest in space travel.  We should have never left the moon.


Quote: The moon is a good, solid base to build a space travel organization in the community. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The moon is a good, solid base to build a space travel organization in the community.


Quote: It is good to renew one's wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

It is good to renew one's wonder, said the philosopher. Space travel has again made children of us all.


Quote: Today we haved touched Mars. There is life on Mars, and it us us-extensions of our eyes in all directions, extensions of our mind, extensions of our heart and soul have touched Mars today. That's the message to look for there: We are on Mars. We are the Martians! by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Today we haved touched Mars. There is life on Mars, and it us us-extensions of our eyes in all directions, extensions of our mind, extensions of our heart and soul have touched Mars today. That's the message to look for there: We are on Mars. We are the Martians!


Quote: Time was a film run backward. Suns fled and ten million moons fled after them. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Time was a film run backward. Suns fled and ten million moons fled after them.


Quote: The sun burnt every day. It burnt time. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.


Quote: Shakespeare wrote Moby-Dick, using Melville as a Ouija board. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Shakespeare wrote Moby-Dick, using Melville as a Ouija board.


Quote: He was always here to offer cups of good clear Walden Pond, or shout down the deep well of Shakespeare and listen, with satisfaction, for echoes. Here the lion and the hartebeest lay together, here the jackass became a unicorn. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

He was always here to offer cups of good clear Walden Pond, or shout down the deep well of Shakespeare and listen, with satisfaction, for echoes. Here the lion and the hartebeest lay together, here the jackass became a unicorn.


Quote: Forget them. Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Forget them. Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean.


Quote: But souls can't be sold. They can only be lost and never found again. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

But souls can't be sold. They can only be lost and never found again.




Quote: You're insane!
I won't argue that point. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You're insane!
I won't argue that point.


Quote: You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.


Quote: You have to learn to take rejection not as an indication of personal failing but as a wrong address. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You have to learn to take rejection not as an indication of personal failing but as a wrong address.


Quote: The dust was antique spice, burnt maple leaves, a prickling blue that teemed and sifted to earth. Swarming its own shadows, the dust filtered over the tents. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The dust was antique spice, burnt maple leaves, a prickling blue that teemed and sifted to earth. Swarming its own shadows, the dust filtered over the tents.


Quote: But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own
time,. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own
time,.


Quote: Beer's intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Beer's intellectual. What a shame so many idiots drink it.


Quote: It was summer and moonlight and we had lemonade to drink, and we held the cold glasses in our hands, and Dad read the stereo-newspapers inserted into the special hat you put on your head and which turned the microscopic page in front of the magnifying lens if you blinked three times in succession. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote: It was summer and moonlight and we had lemonade to drink, and we held the cold glasses in our hands, and Dad read the stereo-newspapers inserted into the special hat you put on your head and which turned the microscopic page in front of the magnifying lens if you blinked three times in succession.- black text on quotes background

It was summer and moonlight and we had lemonade to drink, and we held the cold glasses in our hands, and Dad read the stereo-newspapers inserted into the special hat you put on your head and which turned the microscopic page in front of the magnifying lens if you blinked three times in succession.


Quote: Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote: Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.- black text on quotes background

Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough it'll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.


Quote: I was partially raised by an aunt who was a dress designer, so I was around her studio all of my early life. I know materials. I can look through Harper's Bazaar and decide what works and what doesn't, or any other magazine, Seventeen if you wish. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I was partially raised by an aunt who was a dress designer, so I was around her studio all of my early life. I know materials. I can look through Harper's Bazaar and decide what works and what doesn't, or any other magazine, Seventeen if you wish.


Quote: Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.


Quote: Libraries raised me. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Libraries raised me.


Quote: I never went to college, so I went to the library. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I never went to college, so I went to the library.


Quote: Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.


Quote: No sound, once made, is ever truly lost. In electric clouds, all are safely trapped, and with a touch, if we find them, we can recapture those echoes of sad, forgotten wars, long summers, and sweet autumns. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

No sound, once made, is ever truly lost. In electric clouds, all are safely trapped, and with a touch, if we find them, we can recapture those echoes of sad, forgotten wars, long summers, and sweet autumns.


Quote: The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.


Quote: We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will.


Quote: Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Poverty made a sound like a wet cough in the shadows of the room.




Quote: At least you were a fool about the right things. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

At least you were a fool about the right things.


Quote: Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are, Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote: Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are, Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder.- black text on quotes background

Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are, Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder.


Quote: You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library everyday of your life. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You must live feverishly in a library. Colleges are not going to do any good unless you are raised and live in a library everyday of your life.




Quote: Ah, art! Ah, life! The pendulum swinging back and forth, from complex to simple, again to complex. From romantic to realistic, back to romantic. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Ah, art! Ah, life! The pendulum swinging back and forth, from complex to simple, again to complex. From romantic to realistic, back to romantic.


Quote: I'm numb and I'm tired. Too much has happened today. I feel as if I'd been out in a pounding rain for forty-eight hours without an umbrella or a coat. I'm soaked to the skin with emotion. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I'm numb and I'm tired. Too much has happened today. I feel as if I'd been out in a pounding rain for forty-eight hours without an umbrella or a coat. I'm soaked to the skin with emotion.


Quote: She looked at the skull and laughed. Death is a good thing in Mexico; it is a thing to talk of at dinner, at breakfast, with or without a drink, with or without a smile. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

She looked at the skull and laughed. Death is a good thing in Mexico; it is a thing to talk of at dinner, at breakfast, with or without a drink, with or without a smile.


Quote: When rivers flooded, when fire fell from the sky, what a fine place the library was, the many rooms, the books. With luck, no one found you. How could they! -- when you were off to Tanganyika in '98, Cairo in 1812, Florence in 1492!? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

When rivers flooded, when fire fell from the sky, what a fine place the library was, the many rooms, the books. With luck, no one found you. How could they! -- when you were off to Tanganyika in '98, Cairo in 1812, Florence in 1492!?






Quote: Ne govorim o stvarima, gospodine. Govorim o značenju stvari.
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Ne govorim o stvarima, gospodine. Govorim o značenju stvari.
― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.


Quote: Books bombarded his shoulders, his arms, his upturned face. A book lit, almost obediently, like a white pigeon, in his hands, wings fluttering. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Books bombarded his shoulders, his arms, his upturned face. A book lit, almost obediently, like a white pigeon, in his hands, wings fluttering.






Quote: Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?
You sound so very old
Sometimes I'm ancient. I'm afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always used to be that way? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?
You sound so very old
Sometimes I'm ancient. I'm afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always used to be that way?


Quote: I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I'm seventeen and I'm crazy.


Quote: You must remember, burn them or they'll burn you. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You must remember, burn them or they'll burn you.


Quote: Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he's burnt his damn wings, he wonders why. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he's burnt his damn wings, he wonders why.


Quote: Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.


Quote: Happiness is important. Fun is everything. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Happiness is important. Fun is everything.


Quote: You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. Mistakes can be profited by. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. Mistakes can be profited by.




Quote: Fiction gives us empathy: It puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gift of seeing through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Fiction gives us empathy: It puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gift of seeing through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over.


Quote: Faber: Number one as I say quality information. Number two: Leisure to digest it. And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what people learn from the interaction of the first two.
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Faber: Number one as I say quality information. Number two: Leisure to digest it. And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what people learn from the interaction of the first two.
Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451.






Quote: The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the gilt titles with her fingers while her eyes accused Montage.
You can't ever have my books, she said. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the gilt titles with her fingers while her eyes accused Montage.
You can't ever have my books, she said.


Quote: You can't ever have my books. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You can't ever have my books.


Quote: So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless.


Quote: That's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and WORTH the doing. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

That's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and WORTH the doing.


Quote: Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.


Quote: Putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun.


Quote: And besides, I like to cry. After I cry hard it's like it's morning again and I'm starting the day over. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

And besides, I like to cry. After I cry hard it's like it's morning again and I'm starting the day over.


Quote: We haven't been too bad, have we?
No, nor enormously good. I suppose that's the trouble -- we haven't been much of anything except us, while a big part of the world was busy being lots of awful things. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

We haven't been too bad, have we?
No, nor enormously good. I suppose that's the trouble -- we haven't been much of anything except us, while a big part of the world was busy being lots of awful things.




Quote: First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.






Quote: But that's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and worth the doing. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

But that's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and worth the doing.


Quote: Do you understand now why books are hated and feared? Because they reveal the pores on the face of life. The comfortable people want only the faces of the full moon, wax, faces without pores, hairless, expressionless. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Do you understand now why books are hated and feared? Because they reveal the pores on the face of life. The comfortable people want only the faces of the full moon, wax, faces without pores, hairless, expressionless.


Quote: Miraculously, smoke curled out of his own mouth, his nose, his ears, his eyes, as if his soul had been extinguished within his lungs at the very moment the sweet pumpkin gave up its incensed ghost. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Miraculously, smoke curled out of his own mouth, his nose, his ears, his eyes, as if his soul had been extinguished within his lungs at the very moment the sweet pumpkin gave up its incensed ghost.


Quote: You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl's better off dead. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl's better off dead.


Quote: Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.


Quote: Write what you love and love what you write. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Write what you love and love what you write.


Quote: Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen.


Quote: Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That's our official slogan. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That's our official slogan.


Quote: Passing swiftly on toward further darknesses, but moving also toward a new sun. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Passing swiftly on toward further darknesses, but moving also toward a new sun.


Quote: Why is it, he said, one time, at the subway entrance, I feel I've known you so many years?
Because I like you, she said, and I don't want anything from you. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Why is it, he said, one time, at the subway entrance, I feel I've known you so many years?
Because I like you, she said, and I don't want anything from you.


Quote: Why the Egyptian, Arabic, Abyssinian, Choctaw? Well, what tongue does the wind talk? What nationality is a storm? What country do rains come from? What color is lightning? Where does thunder goe when it dies? by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Why the Egyptian, Arabic, Abyssinian, Choctaw? Well, what tongue does the wind talk? What nationality is a storm? What country do rains come from? What color is lightning? Where does thunder goe when it dies?


Quote: See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.


Quote: So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.


Quote: It was a simple thing. All terror is a simplicity. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

It was a simple thing. All terror is a simplicity.




Quote: Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Don't ask for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were heading for shore.


Quote: But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can't last.


Quote: I did what most writers do at their beginnings: emulated my elders, imitated my peers, thus turning away from any possibility of discovering truths beneath my skin and behind my eye. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

I did what most writers do at their beginnings: emulated my elders, imitated my peers, thus turning away from any possibility of discovering truths beneath my skin and behind my eye.




Quote: The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. ... The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of Ray Bradbury quote; white text on black background

The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. ... The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain.


Quote: Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.


Quote: Half of the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

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


Quote: If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn. by author Ray Bradbury overlaid on photo of photo of author Ray Bradbury with quote

If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.


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