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Everything that happens before Death is what counts. Ray Bradbury
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Christ is one of the 'family' now. I often wonder if God recognizes his own son the way we've dressed him up, or is it dressed him down? He's regular peppermint stick now, all sugar crystal and saccharine - when he isn't making veiled references to certain commercial products that ever worshiper absolutely needs. 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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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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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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Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. Fantasy shoves you off. Ray Bradbury
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The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. Ray Bradbury
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We should go to the moon and prepare a base to fire a rocket off to Mars and then go to Mars and colonize Mars. Then when we do that, we will live forever. Ray Bradbury
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If you're reluctant to weep, you won't live a full and complete life. Ray Bradbury
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What church could compete with the fireworks of the pure soul? 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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... 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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You're insane!" "I won't argue that point. Ray Bradbury
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But no man's a hero to himself. I've lived with me a lifetime. I know everything worth knowing about myself-" ~Something Wicked This Way Comes Ray Bradbury
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All silence is. All emptiness. And now: The dawn. Ray Bradbury
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I believe the universe created us we are an audience for miracles. In that sense, I guess, I'm religious. Ray Bradbury
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Night had come on like the closing of a great but gentle eye. 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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Time is so strange and life is twice as strange. Ray Bradbury
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Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don't do that. On occasion? Sure. As relaxation? Great. But not full time- And a lot of people are doing that. And while they're doing that, I'll go ahead and write another novel. Ray Bradbury
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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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All floated upon an evening carrousel, with fitful drifts of music wafting up here and there, and voices calling and murmuring from houses that were whitely haunted by television. Ray Bradbury
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Man warring on himself an old tale is; But Man discovering the source of all his sorrow in himself, Finding his left hand and his right Are similar sons, are children fighting In the porchyards of the void?! Ray Bradbury
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I tell my lecture audiences to never, ever watch local TV news. Ray Bradbury
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You teach a kid to read and write by the second grade, and the rest will take care of itself. Ray Bradbury
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To solve the drug problem, we have to start at the root - first grade. Ray Bradbury
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I knew I was going into one of the arts: I was drawing, acting, and writing. 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. Ray Bradbury
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You can't learn to write that way - by writing directly for the screen. Wait until you're 30. But in the meantime write 200 short stories. You've got to learn how to write! Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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Men are nuts. Young men are crazy. We all love toys. I'm toy oriented. I write about toys. I've got a lot of toys. Hundreds of things. But computers are toys, and men like to mess around with smart dumb things. They feel creative. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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A good night's sleep, or a ten-minute brawl, or a pint of chocolate ice cream, or all three together, is good medicine. Ray Bradbury
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If you are going to describe the history of animation, you'd look at the early Disney work, then 'Bugs Bunny,' 'Road Runner' and other Warner Brothers theatrical productions. But when you got to 'Rocky and Bullwinkle,' you'd see they were unique: They assumed you had a brain in your head. Ray Bradbury
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We are anthill men upon an anthill world. Ray Bradbury
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All the women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers. Ray Bradbury
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I'm not a serious person, and I don't like serious people. Ray Bradbury
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The first stories I wrote when I was 12 were about Mars and landing on Mars. Ray Bradbury
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When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. Ray Bradbury
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If you're embarrassed because you have some notion about how men are supposed to behave, and it doesn't include weeping, then you have some personal work to do. Ray Bradbury
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I find it amusing that I'm on the Internet now, because I've criticized it, but mainly I've criticized it on the basis of, 'What are you going to do with it?' Ray Bradbury
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I have a big box of autographs. I took photographs of me and Marlene Dietrich, me and Ida Lupino. I took pictures of Myrna Loy and Joel McCrea in front of the studios. I loved Hollywood. I have 500 autographs and 500 photographs I took. Ray Bradbury
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I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring. Ray Bradbury
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If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder. Ray Bradbury
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I felt a bit bookish, cut off from life. Ray Bradbury
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If you want to be a good writer, be the best writer in the world. That's what I've done. Ray Bradbury
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The Internet is a big distraction. Ray Bradbury
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I'm never going to go to Mars, but I've helped inspire, thank goodness, the people who built the rockets and sent our photographic equipment off to Mars. Ray Bradbury
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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. Ray Bradbury
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When I graduated from high school I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library 3 days a week for 10 years. Ray Bradbury
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Sometimes I think I understand everything. Then I regain consciousness Ray Bradbury
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I'm not a science-fiction writer. I've only written one book that's science fiction, and that's Fahrenheit 451. All the others are fantasy. Ray Bradbury
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I've been writing every day of my life for 65 years. Ray Bradbury
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Please, please, help me grow to be like them, the ones'll soon be here, who never grow old, can't die, that's what they say, can't die, no matter what, or maybe they died a long time ago but Cecy calls, and Mother and Father call, and Grandmere who only whispers, and now they're coming and I'm nothing, not like them who pass through walls and live in trees or live underneath until seventeen-year rains flood them up and out, and the ones who run in packs, let me be the one! If they live forever, why not me? Ray Bradbury
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You'll be found, your nickels, dimes and Indian-heads fused by electroplating. Abe Lincolns melted into Miss Columbias, eagles plucked raw on the backs of quarters, all run to quicksilver in your jeans. More! Any boy hit by lightning, lift his lid and there on his eyeball, pretty as the Lord's Prayer on a pin, find the last scene the boy ever saw! A box-Brownie photo, by God, of that fire climbing down the sky to blow you like a penny whistle, suck your soul back up along the bright stair! Ray Bradbury
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Write what you love and love what you write. Ray Bradbury
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There is more than one way to burn a book. Ray Bradbury
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My parents read the comics to me, and I fell in love with comic strips. I've collected them all of my life. I have a complete collection of all the "Buck Rogers" Sunday funnies and daily paper strips, I have all of "Prince Valiant" put away, all of "Tarzan," which appeared in the Sunday funnies in 1932 right on up through high school. So I've learned a lot from reading comics as a child. Ray Bradbury
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