Ray Bradbury Quotes About God, Egypt, Bomb, Hiroshima

Ray Bradbury Quotes About God, Egypt, Bomb, Hiroshima

Ray Bradbury Quotes

Ray Bradbury Quotes:

A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.

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After Hiroshima was bombed, I saw a photograph of the side of a house with the shadows of the people who had lived there burned into the wall from the intensity of the bomb. The people were gone, but their shadows remained.

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All of my writing is God-given.

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All the women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers.

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Books are alive, you see. They’re not dead, they’re alive.

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Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don’t have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.

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Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.

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Source: BBC

Everybody has forgotten that Russia helped start the Second World War.

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Everything is my demon muse. I have a muse which whispers in my ear and says, ‘Do this, do that,’ but it’s my demon who provokes me.

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‘Fahrenheit 451’ postulates a lot of things I didn’t want to have happen.

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

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

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I have total recall. I remember being born. I remember being in the womb, I remember being inside. Coming out was great.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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It’s not going to do any good to land on Mars if we’re stupid.

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I’ve been afraid of people playing their life away with too many toys.

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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.

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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.

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My business is to prevent the future.

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My religion encompasses all religions. I believe in God, I believe in the universe. I believe you are god, I believe I am god; I believe the earth is god and the universe is god. We’re all god.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me.

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The Internet is a big distraction.

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There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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Touch a scientist and you touch a child.

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Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don’t do that.

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We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.

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We are anthill men upon an anthill world.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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We’re all dreamers.

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We’ve gotta become the Martians. I’m a Martian – I tell you to become Martians. And we’ve gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a chance of living forever.

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

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You can write a short story in two hours. Two hours a day, you have a novel in a year.

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

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You fail only if you stop writing.

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You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.

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Who is Ray Bradbury?

Ray Douglas Bradbury was an author and screenwriter from the United States. He was one of the most well-known American writers of the twentieth century, writing in a variety of genres such as fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction.