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Ray Bradbury

Ray Douglas Bradbury (born 22 August 1920) is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer.
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You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

Ray Bradbury

Those who don’t build must burn. It’s as old as history and juvenile delinquence.

Ray Bradbury

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.

Ray Bradbury

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.

Ray Bradbury

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.

Ray Bradbury

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.

Ray Bradbury

I was one of Them: the Strange Ones. The Funny People. The Odd Tribes of autograph collectors and photographers. The Ones who waited through long days and nights, who used other people's dreams for their lives.

Ray Bradbury

We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?

Ray Bradbury

You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on.

Ray Bradbury

Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day.

Ray Bradbury

All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It’s my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I’ve won or lost. At sunrise, I’m out again, giving it the old try.

Ray Bradbury

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me.After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.

Ray Bradbury

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

Ray Bradbury

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

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.

Ray Bradbury

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

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

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.

Ray Bradbury

First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

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

Ray Bradbury

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.

Ray Bradbury

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

Ray Bradbury

We are anthill men upon an anthill world.

Ray Bradbury

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

Ray Bradbury
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