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Ray Bradbury
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You can't try to do things; you simply must do them. Ray Bradbury
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You can write a short story in two hours. Two hours a day, you have a novel in a year. Ray Bradbury
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Journalism keeps you planted in the earth. Ray Bradbury
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I've been afraid of people playing their life away with too many toys. Ray Bradbury
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You pay a certain penalty for going your own way. A lot of people think you're nuts, and you're not as popular with girls as you should be. Ray Bradbury
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Libraries raised me. Ray Bradbury
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I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor. Ray Bradbury
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I never ask anyone else's opinion. They don't count. Ray Bradbury
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Fame and money are gifts given to us only after we have gifted the world with our best, our lonely, our individual truths. Ray Bradbury
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I discovered very early on that if you wanted a thing, you went for it - and you got it. Most people never go anywhere, or want anything - so they never get anything. Ray Bradbury
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His flesh took paleness from his bones. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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I don't write things to benefit the world. If it happens that they do, swell. I didn't set out to do that. I set out to have a hell of a lot of fun. Ray Bradbury
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You learn to live with your crazy enthusiasms which nobody else shares, and then you find a few other nuts like yourself, and they're your friends for a lifetime. That's what friends are, the people who share your crazy outlook and protect you from the world, because nobody else is going to give a damn what you're doing, so you need a few other people like yourself. Ray Bradbury
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I don't like being up high. It took me three days to get to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Ray Bradbury
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...if you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself. You don't even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is- excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms. Ray Bradbury
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The things that you do should be things that you love, and things that you love should be things that you do. Ray Bradbury
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Do what you love and love what you do. Do' do anything for money. Everything should be for love. Ray Bradbury
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Now let's take up the minorities in our civilisation, shall we? 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 people in this book, this play, this TV serial are not meant to represent any actual painters, cartographers, mechanics anywhere. The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that! Ray Bradbury
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A single face turned upward toward all Time One flesh, one ecstasy, one peace. Ray Bradbury
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We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. Ray Bradbury
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Kerosene," he said, because the silence had lengthened, "is nothing but perfume to me. Ray Bradbury
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In sum, do not insult me with the beheadings, finger choppings or the lung-deflations you plan for my works. I need my head to shake or nod, my hand to wave or make into a fist, my lungs to shout or whisper with. I will not go gently onto a shelf, degutted, to become a non-book. 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. And no one can help me. Not even you. Ray Bradbury
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Men throw huge shadows on the lawn, don't they? Then, all their lives, they try to run to fit the shadows. But the shadows are always longer. Ray Bradbury
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There must be something in books, something we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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God, how we get our fingers in each other's clay. That's friendship, each playing the potter to see what shapes we can make of each other. Ray Bradbury
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I was only kicking down the Christmas tree to get the star on top. Ray Bradbury
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And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is gift and a privilege, not a right. We must earn life once it has been awarded us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation. So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all. Ray Bradbury
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The Martians were there-in the canal-reflected in the water.... The Martians stared back up at them for a long, long silent time from the rippling water.... Ray Bradbury
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God, here and there, makes madness a calling. Ray Bradbury
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I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped. Ray Bradbury
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He raged for hours. And the skeleton, ever the frail and solelmn philosopher, hung quietly inside, saying not a word, suspended like a delicate insect within a chrysalis, waiting and waiting. Ray Bradbury
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I want to feel all there is to feel, he thought. Let me feel tired, now, let me feel tired. I mustn't forget, I'm alive, I know I'm alive, I mustn't forget it tonight or tomorrow or the day after that. Ray Bradbury
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(in response to the question: what do you think of e-books and Amazon's Kindle?) Those aren't books. You can't hold a computer in your hand like you can a book. A computer does not smell. There are two perfumes to a book. If a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better. It smells like ancient Egypt. A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. You put it in your pocket and you walk with it. And it stays with you forever. But the computer doesn't do that for you. I'm sorry. Ray Bradbury
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I sometimes get up at night when I can't sleep and walk down into my library and open one of my books and read a paragraph and say, 'My God, did I write that? Ray Bradbury
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We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. Ray Bradbury
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The Lord is not serious. In fact, it is a little hard to know just what else He is except loving. And love has to do with humor, doesn't it? For you cannot love someone unless you put up with him, can you? And you cannot put up with someone constantly unless you can laugh at him. Isn't that true? And certainly we are rediculous little animals wallowing in the fudge bowl, and God must love us all the more because we appeal to his humor. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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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. Then I looked at the window and thought: Why, yes, it's just the rain, the rain, always the rain, and turned over, sadder still, and fumbled about for my dripping sleep and tried to slip it back on. Ray Bradbury
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Day, after day, after glorious day, I was falling in love with books..... Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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Edgar Allen Poe really started me when I was 8. I fell in love with everything of his. Ray Bradbury
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Sometimes you have intuitive insight about how you think things are going to be, and you write that. Other times you fantasize completely, which has nothing to do with predicting the future. Ray Bradbury
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Go out and make your own speeches. People need you. Go on TV. It can be done. After you speak up a few times, people say, "Hey, we got a crazy man in the community," and they'll begin talking to you. Ray Bradbury
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Not to write, for many of us, is to die. Ray Bradbury
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The local TV news is the greatest danger in your life. It's all crap. Ray Bradbury
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A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Ray Bradbury
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The monster cried out at the tower. The foghorn blew. The monster roared again. The foghorn blew. The monster opened its great toothed mouth, and the sound that came from it was the sound of the foghorn itself. Ray Bradbury
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You make to die You are the dead You the assassin of yourself Ray Bradbury
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For one thing, kids love me because I write stories that tell them about their capacity for evil. I'm one of the few writers who lets you cleanse yourself that way. Ray Bradbury
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I just can't imagine being in a world and not being fascinated with what ideas are doing to us. Ray Bradbury
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Yes, the problem of the novel is to stay truthful. The short story, if you really are intense and you have an exciting idea, writes itself in a few hours. Ray Bradbury
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When I started writing seriously, I made the major discovery of my life - that I am right and everybody else is wrong if they disagree with me. What a great thing to learn: Don't listen to anyone else, and always go your own way. Ray Bradbury
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Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I'm borrowing energy from the ideas themselves. Ray Bradbury
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We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. Ray Bradbury
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There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people, and for the people. Ray Bradbury
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I have spent my life going from mania to mania. Somehow it has all paid off. Ray Bradbury
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I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater. Ray Bradbury
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I write screenplays in the middle of the night. Ray Bradbury
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There's no one way to be creative. Any old way will work. Ray Bradbury
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Millions of students now, in all the schools of America, are reading science fiction and especially, thank God, 'The Martian Chronicles.' Ray Bradbury
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We've got to dumb America up again. Ray Bradbury
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You can't learn to write in college. It's a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do - and they don't. They have prejudices. They may like Henry James, but what if you don't want to write like Henry James? They may like John Irving, for instance, who's the bore of all time. Ray Bradbury
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Electronic books are junk. Ray Bradbury
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First grade is very cheap. It's the later grades where you have to spend a lot of money if you don't do it right. Ray Bradbury
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My personal telephone book is a book of the dead now. I'm so old. Almost all of my friends have died, and I don't have the guts to take their names out of the book. Ray Bradbury
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The major networks, the cable networks, they're being prosecutors. They're judges and jurors and executioners. Well, c'mon, that's ridiculous. But they're doing it. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. Ray Bradbury
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