Ray Bradbury Quotes (175 quotes)
“Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.”
As quoted in: Time, Volume 117, Issue 2, p. 293. Original quote is slightly different at the beginning: "The American people are a remarkable people. I think we are far more remarkable than..."
“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.”
As quoted in "Celebrity Register" by Earl Blackwell, Harper & Row, 1986, p. 56
“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.”
Zen in the art of writing (1992 edition), p. xv - ISBN: 9780553296341
As quoted in "1984: Spring : a Choice of Futures" by Robert Anson Heinlein and Arthur Charles Clarke, Ballantine Books, 1984, p. viii - ISBN: 9780345313577
“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.”
As quoted in: The Reader's Digest, Volume 140, Issues 837-842, 1992, p. 181
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRay Bradbury
Born: August 22, 1920
Died: June 5, 2012 (aged 91)
Bio: Ray Douglas Bradbury was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers.