Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. He worked in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction. Recipient of numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation, Bradbury also wrote and consulted on screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick and It Came from Outer Space. Many of his works were adapted to comic book, television and film formats.

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We are cups constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

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.

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

Libraries raised me.

If you enjoy living it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.

The first stories I wrote when I was 12 were about Mars and landing on Mars.

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

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.

I'm not a serious person and I don't like serious people.

We are anthill men upon an anthill world.

Love is the answer to everything. It's the only reason to do anything. If you don't write stories you love you'll never make it. If you don't write stories that other people love you'll never make it.

I have fun with ideas, I play with them.

My personal telephone book is a book of the dead now. I'm so old. Almost all of my friends have died and I don't have the guts to take their names out of the book.

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

I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring.

If you know how to read you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers and we should keep it that way.

All of my writing is God-given.

I don't believe in colleges and universities.

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.

I have spent my life going from mania to mania. Somehow it has all paid off.

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