Ray Bradbury Quotes & Wallpapers

Ray Bradbury
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If someone sends you a love letter you've got to answer back. Ray Bradbury

The history of science fiction started in the caves 20,000 years ago. The ideas on the walls of the cave were problems to be solved. It's problem solving. Primitive scientific knowledge, primitive dreams, primitive blueprinting: to solve problems. Ray Bradbury

As a result of reading science fiction when I was eight, I grew up with an interest in music, architecture, city planning, transportation, politics, ethics, aesthetics on any level, art...it's just total! It's a complete commitment to the whole human race on all the Earth. That's what science fiction is about. Ray Bradbury

You must never name the goal. You must never tell us the target you're hitting for. You must automatically go toward it without ever naming it. Ray Bradbury

I don't like the kind of writer who's out to change the world and beat up on people for their own good. Stalin did that and Hitler did that, and to hell with them. Ray Bradbury

There are certain kinds of people who write science fiction. I think a lot of us married late. A lot of us are mama's boys. I lived at home until I was 27. But most of the writers I know in any field, especially science fiction, grew up late. They're so interested in doing what they do and in their science, they don't think about other things. Ray Bradbury

Richard Bach with this book does two things. He gives me Flight. He makes me Young. For both I am deeply grateful. Ray Bradbury

We're all fools... all the time. It's just we're a different kind each day. We think, I'm not a fool today. I've learned my lesson. I was a fool yesterday but not this morning. Then tomorrow we find out that, yes, we were a fool today too. I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we're not perfect and live accordingly. Ray Bradbury

I'm the thing you most desire, you represent the thing I least desire, death. It's just the opposite of love. Ray Bradbury

I ate them like salad, books were my sandwich for lunch, my tiffin and dinner and midnight munch. I tore out the pages, ate them with salt, doused them with relish, gnawed on the bindings, turned the chapters with my tongue! Books by the dozen, the score and the billion. I carried so many home I was hunchbacked for years. Philosophy, art history, politics, social science, the poem, the essay, the grandiose play, you name 'em, I ate 'em. Ray Bradbury

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. Ray Bradbury

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

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

I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work. Ray Bradbury

Any experience that touches you, in any particular way, is good. It can be a horrible experience. Ray Bradbury

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. Ray Bradbury

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

If God treats you well by teaching you a disastrous lesson, you never forget it. Ray Bradbury

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

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

We're all dreamers. Ray Bradbury

'Fahrenheit 451' postulates a lot of things I didn't want to have happen. Ray Bradbury

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

It's lack that gives us inspiration. It's not fullness. Ray Bradbury

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

All of my writing is God-given. Ray Bradbury

I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years. Ray Bradbury

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

I don't do research. I never have. Ray Bradbury

I don't need to be vindicated, and I don't want attention. Ray Bradbury

I'm not a futurist. Ray Bradbury

Painting fulfills a need to be non-intellectual. There are times when we have to get our brains out in our fingers. Ray Bradbury

There are two races of people - men and women - no matter what women's libbers would have you pretend. The male is motivated by toys and science because men are born with no purpose in the universe except to procreate. There is lots of time to kill beyond that. They've got to find work. Men have no inherent center to themselves beyond procreating. Women, however, are born with a center. They can create the universe, mother it, teach it, nurture it. Men read science fiction to build the future. Women don't need to read it. They are the future. Ray Bradbury

The stars are yours, if you have the head, the hands, and the heart for them. Ray Bradbury

The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us. Ray Bradbury

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



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