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Ray Bradbury
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I write all of my novels and stories, as you have seen, in a great surge of delightful passion. Only recently, glancing at the novel, I realized that Montag is named after a paper manufacturing company. And Faber, of course, is a maker of pencils! What a sly thing my subconscious was, to name them thus. And not tell me! Ray Bradbury
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Stuff your eyes with wonder. Ray Bradbury
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Mars is empty now. Five hundred years from now, it'll be full of people. Ray Bradbury
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We should have stayed on the moon. We should have made moon the base, instead of building space stations, which are fragile and which fly apart. Ray Bradbury
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You either have an imaginative mind or you don't. All of my writing is God-given. I don't write my stories - they write themselves. Ray Bradbury
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Action is hope. At the end of each day, when you've done your work, you lie there and think, Well, I'll be damned, I did this today. It doesn't matter how good it is, or how bad-you did it. At the end of the week you'll have a certain amount of accumulation. At the end of a year, you look back and say, I'll be damned, it's been a good year. Ray Bradbury
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There is only one type of story in the world-your story. Ray Bradbury
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I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sun rise. Ray Bradbury
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Libraries are the center of our lives. There's no use going to a university if you don't live at the library. Ray Bradbury
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Friendship is an island that you retreat to and you all fall on the floor and laugh at all the other ninnies that don't have enough brains to have your good taste. Ray Bradbury
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My stories run up and bite me in the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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Life is like underwear, should be changed twice a day. Ray Bradbury
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Life shoould be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at other move forward with it. Ray Bradbury
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Thinking little at all about nothing in particular. Ray Bradbury
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Why love the woman who is your wife? Her nose breathes in the air of a world that I know; therefore I love that nose. Her ears hear music I might sing half the night through; therefore I love her ears. Her eyes delight in seasons of the land; and so I love those eyes. Her tongue knows quince, peach, chokeberry, mint and lime; I love to hear it speaking. Because her flesh knows heat, cold, affliction, I know fire, snow, and pain. Shared and once again shared experience. Ray Bradbury
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I don't write science fiction. I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. Ray Bradbury
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Everyone has a telephone. Whether they can afford it or not. It's one of those things that people have, regardless of their income. Ray Bradbury
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YOUR INFLUENCE ON US ALL, FROM 1939 ON, CANNOT BE MEASURED. I CAN ONLY SAY I REMEMBER, WARMLY, YOUR MANY KINDNESSES TO ME WHEN I WAS 19-20-21 YEARS OLD. THAT YOUNG MAN BASKED IN YOUR LIGHT AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR THE HELP YOU OFFERED WHEN I WAS SO POOR & NEEDFUL! Ray Bradbury
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I'm being ironic. Don't interrupt a man in the midst of being ironic, it's not polite. Ray Bradbury
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I've done a prideful thing, a thing more sinful than she ever done to me. I took the bottom out of her life. 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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I am the dreamer and the doer I the hearer and the knower I the giver and the taker I the sword and the wound of sword. If this be true, then let sword fall free from hand. I embrace myself. I laugh until I weep And weep until I smile... Ray Bradbury
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Don't tell me how to write my novel. Don't tell me you've got a better ending for it. I have no time for that. Ray Bradbury
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I was the little boy who would get up on-stage and do magic wearing a fake mustache, which would fall off during the performance. I'm still trying to perform those tricks. Now I do it with writing. Ray Bradbury
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But at least I don't suffer from self-deluding identity problem like, say, Carl Sagan does. Ray Bradbury
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How to feel your way toward something honest, hidden under the trapdoor on the top of your skull. Ray Bradbury
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So there you have it, a lifetime of first smelling the books, they all smell wonderful, reading the books, loving the books, and remembering the books. Ray Bradbury
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We meet on the common ground of an uncommon age and share out our gifts of dark and light, good and bad, simple joy and not so simple sorrow. Ray Bradbury
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The critics are generally wrong, or they're fifteen, twenty years late. It's a great shame. They miss out on a lot. Ray Bradbury
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How talented was death. How many expressions and manipulations of hand, face, body, no two alike. Ray Bradbury
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We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. Ray Bradbury
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Melt all the guns, I thought, break the knives, burn the guillotines-and the malicious will still write letters that kill. Ray Bradbury
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For everyone nowadays knows, absolutely is CERTAIN, that nothing bad will ever happen to ME. Others die, I go on. There are no consequences and no responsibilities. Except that there ARE. But let's not talk about them, eh? By the time the consequences catch up to you, it's too late, isn't it, Montag? Ray Bradbury
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You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. Mistakes can be profited by. Man, when I was young I shoved my ignorance in people's faces. They beat me with sticks. By the time I was forty my blunt instrument had been honed to a fine cutting point for me. If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn. Ray Bradbury
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We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. Ray Bradbury
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The world, like a great iris of an even more gigantic eye, which has also just opened and stretched out to encompass everything, stared back at him. Ray Bradbury
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... bums on the outside, libraries inside. Ray Bradbury
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and sleeping put an end to summer, 1928, Ray Bradbury
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A book has got to smell. You have to hold it in your hands and pray to it. Ray Bradbury
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I came on the old and best ways of writing through ignorance and experiment and was startled when truths leaped out of brushes like quail before gunshot. Ray Bradbury
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That's the great secret of creativity. You treat ideas like cats: you make them follow you. Ray Bradbury
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Writing is not a serious business. It's a joy and a celebration. You should be having fun with it. Ray Bradbury
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Write a thousand words a day and in three years you'll be a writer! Ray Bradbury
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Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy. Ray Bradbury
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It was a great place to write a novel about book burning, in the library basement. Ray Bradbury
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If you write a hundred short stories and they're all bad, that doesn't mean you've failed. You fail only if you stop writing. Ray Bradbury
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Out of the nursery into the college and back into the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more. Ray Bradbury
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Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" He laughed. "That's against the law!" "Oh. Of course. Ray Bradbury
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In order for a thing to be horrible it has to suffer a change you can recognize. Ray Bradbury
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Out in the world not much happened. But here in the special night, a land bricked with paper and leather anything might happen, always did. Ray Bradbury
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So it was the hand that started it all . . . His hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arms . . . His hands were ravenous. Ray Bradbury
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From this outer edge of his life, looking back, there was only one remorse, and that was only that he wished to go on living. Did all dying people feel this way, as if they had never lived? Did life seem that short, indeed, over and done before you took a breath? Did it seem this abrupt and impossible to everyone, or only to himself, here, now, with a few hours left to him for thought and deliberation? Ray Bradbury
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I am madness maddened when it comes to books, writers, and the great granary silos where their wits are stored. Ray Bradbury
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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 Ray Bradbury
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I've only written one science-fiction book: 'Fahrenheit 451.' That book is a book based on real facts and my hatred of people who destroy books. Ray Bradbury
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If an idea isn't exciting, you shouldn't do it. Ray Bradbury
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All my stories are like the Greek and Roman myths, and the Egyptian myths, and the Old and New Testament. Ray Bradbury
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I don't go around thinking I'm Ray Bradbury all the time. Ray Bradbury
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I don't believe in colleges and universities. Ray Bradbury
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I believe in libraries because most students don't have any money. Ray Bradbury
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My favorite writers have been those who've said things well. Ray Bradbury
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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them. Ray Bradbury
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Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible, never the impossible. Ray Bradbury
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You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. Ray Bradbury
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You fail only if you stop writing. Ray Bradbury
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Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together. Ray Bradbury
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Everybody has forgotten that Russia helped start the Second World War. Ray Bradbury
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When I was seven or eight years old, I began to read the science-fiction magazines that were brought by guests into my grandparents' boarding house in Waukegan, Illinois. Those were the years when Hugo Gernsback was publishing 'Amazing Stories,' with vivid, appallingly imaginative cover paintings that fed my hungry imagination. Ray Bradbury
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The only good writing is intuitive writing. It would be a big bore if you knew where it was going. It has to be exciting, instantaneous and it has to be a surprise. Then it all comes blurting out and it's beautiful. I've had a sign by my typewriter for 25 years now which reads, 'DON'T THINK!' Ray Bradbury
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