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Ray Bradbury
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All flesh is one: what matter scores; Or color of the suit Or if the helmet glints with blue or gold? All is one bold achievement, All is fine spring-found-again-in-autumn day When juices run in antelopes along our blood, And green our flag, forever green... Ray Bradbury
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Joy is the grace we say to God. Ray Bradbury
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Sandwich outdoors isn't a sandwich anymore. Tastes different than indoors, notice? Got more spice. Tastes like mint and pinesap. Does wonders for the appetite. Ray Bradbury
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Do what you love and love what you do. Don't do anything for money. Everything should be for love. Ray Bradbury
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The father hesitated only a moment. He felt the vague pain in his chest. If I run, he thought, what will happen? Is Death important? No. Everything that happens before Death is what counts. And we've done fine tonight. Even Death can't spoil it. Ray Bradbury
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My passions drive me to the typewriter every day of my life, and they have driven me there since I was twelve. So I never have to worry about schedules. Some new thing is always exploding in me, and it schedules me, I don't schedule it. It says: Get to the typewriter right now and finish this. Ray Bradbury
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Into the air, over the valleys, under the stars, above a river, a pond, a road, flew Cecy. Invisible as new spring winds, fresh as the breath of clover rising from twilight fields, she flew. Ray Bradbury
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The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school. Ray Bradbury
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Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row. Ray Bradbury
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Those who don't build must burn. 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. There! Ray Bradbury
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But no man's a hero to himself. Ray Bradbury
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I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane. Ray Bradbury
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First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. Ray Bradbury
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Reading is at the center of our lives. The library is our brain. Without the library, you have no civilization. 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. Ray Bradbury
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Tell us again, for we forget, that work done without love is stillborn, mindless, and lost in the very hour of its deliverance. Ray Bradbury
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The psychiatrist wants to know why I go out and hike around in the forests and watch the birds and collect butterflies. I'll show you my collection some day.Good.They want to know what I do with my time. I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think. But I won't tell them what. I've got them running. And sometimes, I tell them, I like to put my head back, like this, and let the rain fall in my mouth. It tastes just like wine. Have you ever tried it? Ray Bradbury
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I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest sentiment, and the need to purge ourselves at certain times, which is ancient. Men would live at least five or six more years and not have ulcers if they could cry better. Ray Bradbury
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I don't think the robots are taking over. I think the men who play with toys have taken over. And if we don't take the toys out of their hands, we're fools. Ray Bradbury
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See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream. Ray Bradbury
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There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves Ray Bradbury
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Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much? Ray Bradbury
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I'm inclined to believe you need the psychiatrist. Ray Bradbury
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Last night I thought about all the kerosene I've used in the past ten years. And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books. A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I'd never even thought that thought before...It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I come along in two minutes and boom! it's all over. Ray Bradbury
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I do a first draft as passionately and as quickly as I can. I believe a story is valid only when it's immediate and passionate, when it dances out of your subconscious. If you interfere in any way, you destroy it. Ray Bradbury
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A day without writing was a little death. Ray Bradbury
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I'm interested in having fun with ideas, throwing them up in the air like confetti and then running under them. Ray Bradbury
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Writing is supposed to be difficult, agonizing, a dreadful exercise, a terrible occupation. Ray Bradbury
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Now that I have you thoroughly confused, let me pause to hear your own dismayed cry. Ray Bradbury
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The blizzard doesn't last forever; it just seems so. Ray Bradbury
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Ideas result from the collision of metaphors inside the head. 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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My passions drive me to the typewriter every day of my life, and they have driven me there since I was twelve. So I never have to worry about schedules. Some new thing is always exploding in me, and it schedules me, I do' schedule it. It says: Get to the typewriter right now and finish this. Ray Bradbury
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A story should be like a river, flowing and never stopping, your readers passengers on a boat, whirling downstream through constantly refreshing and changing scemery. Ray Bradbury
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We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost. Ray Bradbury
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I want to hold onto this funny thing. God, it's gotten big on me. I don't know what it is. I'm so damned unhappy, I'm so mad, and I don't know why. I feel like I'm putting on weight. I feel fat. I feel like I'm saving a lot of things, and I don't know what. I might even start reading books. Ray Bradbury
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Comic strips introduced me to metaphors. They are pure metaphor, so you learn how to tell a story with symbols, which is a very valuable thing to learn. And I learned that from motion pictures, too, and from poetry. Poetry is mainly metaphor. If it doesn't have a metaphor, it doesn't work. Ray Bradbury
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Stuff your eyes with wonder... live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. 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 would' 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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A computer does not smell ... if a book is new, it smells great. If a book is old, it smells even better... And it stays with you forever. But the computer does' do that for you. I'm sorry. Ray Bradbury
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Libraries are absolutely at the center of my life. Since I couldn't afford to go to college, I attended the library three or four days a week from the age of eighteen on, and graduated from the library when I was twenty-eight. Ray Bradbury
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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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But with the library, it's like catnip, I suppose: you begin to run in circles because there's so much to look at and read. Ray Bradbury
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The purpose of fiction is not to nail you to the ground as facts do, but to take you to the edge of the cliff and kick you off so you build your wings on the way down. Ray Bradbury
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You should love literature. You should live in the library. Forget about films. Ray Bradbury
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Screenplays are not writing. They're a fake form of writing. It's a lot of dialogue and very little atmosphere. Very little description. Very little character work. It's very dangerous. You'll never learn to write. Ray Bradbury
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People try to force things. It's disastrous. Just leave your mind alone. Your intuition knows what it wants to write, so get out of the way. Ray Bradbury
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My stories are warnings; they're not predictions. If they were predictions, I wouldn't do them. Because then I'd be part of the doom-ridden psychology. But every time I name a problem, I try to give a solution. Ray Bradbury
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I'm trying to teach people of all ages to, number one: how to criticize, how to offer creative analysis on top of that, how to try to build things in a new direction and how to compliment people when the thing gets done. Ray Bradbury
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Science fiction is a great way to pretend you are writing about the future when in reality you are attacking the recent past and the present. You can criticize communists, racists, fascists or any other clear and present danger, and they can't imagine you are writing about them. Ray Bradbury
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Men read science fiction to build the future. Women don't need to read it. They are the future. Ray Bradbury
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I had decided to be a magician well before I decided to be a writer. 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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The automobile is the most dangerous weapon in our society - cars kill more than wars do. Ray Bradbury
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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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They are so confident that they will run on forever. But they won't run on. They don't know that this is all one huge big blazing meteor that makes a pretty fire in space, but that some day it'll have to hit. Ray Bradbury
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In touch! There's a slimy phrase. Touch, hell. Gripped! Pawed, rather. Mauled and massaged and pounded by FM voices. Ray Bradbury
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War! The thought stood in Sim's brain. It shocked and beat at him. These men were running to fight, to kill, over there in those small black cliffs where other people lived. But why? Wasn't life short enough without fighting and killing? Ray Bradbury
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Trapped in the blood, athirst for air, Christ, who once was employed as single Son of God Now finds Himself among three billion on a billion Brother sons, their arms thrown wide to grasp and hold and walk them everywhere Now weaving this, now weaving that in swoons... Ray Bradbury
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Science fiction is also a great way to pretend you are writing about the future when in reality you are attacking the recent past and the present. Ray Bradbury
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People are talking about the Internet as a creative tool for writers. I say, B.S. Stay away from that. Stop talking to people around the world and get your work done. Ray Bradbury
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If NASA's budgeters could be convinced that there are riches on Mars, we would explode overnight to stand on the rim of the Martian abyss. Ray Bradbury
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We need something larger than ourselves - that's a real religious activity. That's what space travel can be - relating ourselves to the universe. Ray Bradbury
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I don't think I'm Ray Bradbury. That's a big distinction. It doesn't matter who you are. You mustn't go around saying who you are, or else you get captured by the mask of false identity. It's the work that identifies you. Ray Bradbury
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All this political correctness that's rampant on campuses is b.s. You can't fool around with the dangerous notion of telling a university what to teach and what not to. Ray Bradbury
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If I'd found out that Norman Mailer liked me, I'd have killed myself. I think he was too hung up. I'm glad Kurt Vonnegut didn't like me either. Ray Bradbury
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I loved to illustrate, too, and I was a cartoonist. I always wanted my own comic strip. So I was not only writing about Tarzan, I was drawing my own Sunday panels. Ray Bradbury
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From reading so much poetry every day of my life. My favorite writers have been those who've said things well. Ray Bradbury
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We're all fools," said Clemens, "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
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It didn't come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Ray Bradbury
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