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If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn. Ray Bradbury
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There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library. Ray Bradbury
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Sunsets are loved because they vanish. Flowers are loved because they go. The dogs of the field and the cats of the kitchen are loved because soon they must depart. These are not the sole reasons, but at the heart of morning welcomes and afternoon laughters is the promise of farewell. In the gray muzzle of an old dog we see goodbye. In the tired face of an old friend we read long journeys beyond returns. Ray Bradbury
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You're not like the others. I've seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon. Ray Bradbury
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Time is so strange and life is twice as strange. You must promise me not to live to be too old, William. It if is at all convenient, die before you're fifty. It my take a bit of doing. But I advise this is simply because there is no telling when another Helen Loomis might be born. It would be dreadful, wouldn't it, if you lived on to be very very old and some afternoon in 1999 walked down Main street and saw me standing there, aged twenty-one, and the whole thing out of balance again? Ray Bradbury
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My characters talk to one another, and when it reaches a certain pitch of excitement I jump out of bed and run and trap them before they are gone. Ray Bradbury
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I would not see our candle blown out in the wind. It is a small thing, this dear gift of life handed us mysteriously out of immensity. I would not have that gift expire... If I seem to be beating a dead horse again and again, I must protest: No! I am beating, again and again, living man to keep him awake and move his limbs and jump his mind... What's the use of looking at Mars through a telescope, sitting on panels, writing books, if it isn't to guarantee, not just the survival of mankind, but mankind surviving forever! Ray Bradbury
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The years go by. The time, it does fly. Every single second is a moment in time that passes. And it seems like nothing - but when you're looking back ... well, it amounts to everything. Ray Bradbury
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MOTHER: Why, just lying there, Jim, you run so fast. I never saw anyone move so much, just sleeping. Promise me, Jim. Wherever you go and come back, bring lots of kids. Let them run wild. Let me spoil them, some day. JIM: I'm never going to own anything that can hurt me. Ray Bradbury
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We all are rich and ignore the buried fact of accumulated wisdom. Ray Bradbury
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Hold summer in your hand, pour summer in a glass, a tiny glass of course, the smallest tingling sip, for children; change the season in your veins by raising glass to lip and tilting summer in. Ray Bradbury
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The first thing a writer should be is - excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms. Without such vigor, he might as well be out picking peaches or digging ditches; God knows it'd be better for his health. Ray Bradbury
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The first thing you learn in life is you're a fool. The last thing you learn in life is you're the same fool. Ray Bradbury
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I'm not anyone, I'm just myself; whatever I am, I am something, and now I'm something you can't help. Ray Bradbury
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"Oh, ancient god, whatever your name," whispered Ahmed. "Help this lost son of a good father, this evil boy who meant no harm but slept in school, ran errands slowly, did not pray from his heart, ignored his mother, and did not hold his family in great esteem. For all this I know I must suffer. But here in the midst of silence, at the desert's heart, where even the wind knows not my name? Must I die so young? Am I to be forgotten without having been?" Ray Bradbury
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I don't know anything anymore Ray Bradbury
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Writing can be described in two verbs: Throw up and clean up. Ray Bradbury
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It won't work,' Mr. Bentley continued, sipping his tea. 'No matter how hard you try to be what you once were, you can only be what you are here and now. Time hypnotizes. When you're nine, you think you've always been nine years old and will always be. When you're thirty, it seems you've always been balanced there on that bright rim of middle life. And then when you turn seventy, you are always and forever seventy. You're in the present, you're trapped in a young now or an old now, but there is no other now to be seen. Ray Bradbury
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Where would you like to go, what would you really like to do with your life? See Istanbul, Port Said, Nairobi, Budapest. Write a book. Smoke too many cigarettes. Fall off a cliff but get caught in a tree halfway down. Get shot at a few times in a dark alley on a Morrocan midnight. Love a beautiful woman. Ray Bradbury
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He had never liked October. Ever since he had first lay in the autumn leaves before his grandmother's house many years ago and heard the wind and saw the empty trees. It had made him cry, without a reason. And a little of that sadness returned each year to him. It always went away with spring. But, it was a little different tonight. There was a feeling of autumn coming to last a million years. There would be no spring. ("The October Game") Ray Bradbury
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I'll be darned!" said Douglas. "I never thought of that. That's brilliant! It's true. Old people never were children!" "And it's kind of sad," said Tom, sitting still."There's nothing we can do to help them. Ray Bradbury
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I got a statistic for you right now. Grab your pencil, Doug. There are five billion trees in the world. I looked it up. Under every tree is a shadow, right? So, then, what makes night? I'll tell you: shadows crawling out from under five billion trees! Think of it! Shadows running around in the air, muddying the waters you might say. If only we could figure a way to keep those darn five billion shadows under those trees, we could stay up half the night, Doug, because there'd be no night! Ray Bradbury
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At the top of your lungs, shout and listen to the echoes. You must live life at the top of your voice! Ray Bradbury
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To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child. If not, it is a little late to start. Ray Bradbury
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Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Ray Bradbury
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We have our Arts so we won't die of Truth Ray Bradbury
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The trouble with a lot of people who try to write is they intellectualize about it. That comes after. The intellect is given to us by God to test things once they're done, not to worry about things ahead of time. Ray Bradbury
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Don't worry about things. Don't push. Just do your work and you'll survive. The important thing is to have a ball, to be joyful, to be loving and to be explosive. Out of that comes everything and you grow. Ray Bradbury
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It could reach up and grab the moon. Ray Bradbury
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I don't believe in government. I hate politics. I'm against it. And I hope that sometime this fall, we can destroy part of our government, and next year destroy even more of it. The less government, the happier I will be. Ray Bradbury
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The gift of life is so precious that we should feel an obligation to pay back the universe for the gift of being alive. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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The sun burnt every day. It burnt Time. The world rushed in a circle and turned on its axis and time was busy burning the years and the people anyway, without any help from him. So if he burnt things with the firemen and the sun burnt Time, that meant that everything burnt! Ray Bradbury
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How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you? Ray Bradbury
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I'm the thing you most desire, you represent the thing I least desire, death. It's just the opposite of love. Ray Bradbury
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If you learn only methods, you'll be tied to your methods, but if you learn principles you can devise your own methods. Ray Bradbury
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..holding a book but reading the empty spaces. Ray Bradbury
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And I saw then and there you take a man half-bad and a women half-bad and put their two good halves together and you got one human all good to share between. Ray Bradbury
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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!? Ray Bradbury
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...passing swiftly on toward further darknesses, but moving also toward a new sun. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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A library is all the university you will ever need. Ray Bradbury
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I take this continent with me into the grave. Ray Bradbury
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If you had your way you'd pass a law to abolish all the little jobs, the little things. But then you'd leave yourselves nothing to do between the big jobs and you'd have a devil of a time thinking up things to do so you wouldn't go crazy. Instead of that, why not let nature show you a few things? Cutting grass and pulling weeds can be a way of life, son. Ray Bradbury
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I never went to college, so I went to the library. Ray Bradbury
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Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers. Ray Bradbury
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Remember, Montag, we're the happiness boys. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought. Ray Bradbury
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The reason I shift gears constantly, why I'm doing an opera, why I've done essays, why I've written poetry for years that nobody wanted, why I do short stories and novels and screenplays... is so I will have new ways of failing. This means becoming a student again. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Ray Bradbury
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You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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The huge round lunar clock was a gristmill. Shake down all the grains of Time-the big grains of centuries, and the small grains of years, and the tiny grains of hours and minutes-and the clock pulverized them, slid Time silently out in all directions in a fine pollen, carried by cold winds to blanket the town like dust, everywhere. Spores from that clock lodged in your flesh to wrinkle it, to grow bones to monstrous size, to burst feet from shoes like turnips. Oh, how that great machine...dispensed Time in blowing weathers. Ray Bradbury
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There was her face, like a summer peach, beautiful and warm, and the light of the candles reflected in her dark eyes. [He] held his breath. The entire world waited and held its breath. Ray Bradbury
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I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work. Ray Bradbury
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Any experience that touches you, in any particular way, is good. It can be a horrible experience. Ray Bradbury
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Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury
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The answer I found is you stay away from the people who make fun of you, and you join these ad hoc groups who understand your craziness. Ray Bradbury
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If God treats you well by teaching you a disastrous lesson, you never forget it. Ray Bradbury
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We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. Ray Bradbury
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You don't have to turn on the TV set. You don't have to work on the Internet. It's up to you. Ray Bradbury
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We're all dreamers. Ray Bradbury
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'Fahrenheit 451' postulates a lot of things I didn't want to have happen. Ray Bradbury
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Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love. Ray Bradbury
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It's lack that gives us inspiration. It's not fullness. Ray Bradbury
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The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me. Ray Bradbury
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All of my writing is God-given. Ray Bradbury
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I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. Ray Bradbury
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My religion encompasses all religions. I believe in God, I believe in the universe. I believe you are god, I believe I am god; I believe the earth is god and the universe is god. We're all god. Ray Bradbury
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