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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You can't try to do things, you simply must do them.

The major networks the cable networks they're being prosecutors. They're judges and jurors and executioners. Well c'mon that's ridiculous. But they're doing 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.

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

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

All of us no matter how we look born into this world feel something like the Hunchback. It doesn't matter if you have a beautiful face or not.

Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

I felt a bit bookish cut off from life.

If you don't like what you're doing then don't do it.

Why go to a machine when you could go to a human being?

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

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love something to live for.

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.

My business is to prevent the future.

There is too much government today. We've got to remember the government should be by the people of the people and for the people.

It's lack that gives us inspiration. It's not fullness.

We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.

Facts are not interesting to me.

Most of my short stories are fantasy.

Once the automobile appeared you could have predicted that it would destroy as many people as it did.

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