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Ray Bradbury Quotes

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Ray Bradbury quotes

My goal is to entertain myself and others.

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

Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I'm borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.

Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.

When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money.

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.

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

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.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.

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

I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

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.

My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.

The answer to all writing, to any career for that matter, is love.

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

I think we're doing a dreadful job of educating.

I don't tell anyone how to write and no one tells me.

I felt a bit bookish, cut off from life.

I love all of the arts. I love motion pictures. I love stage. I love theater.