Ray Bradbury Quotes

24 Ray Bradbury quotes:

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
"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."
Author: Bradbury Quotes Category: Hard Work Quotes
"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."
Author: Bradbury Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away."
Author: Bradbury Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"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."
"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
"If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder."
"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."
"First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down."
"If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it."
"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."
Author: Bradbury Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."
"Life is "trying things to see if they work."
Author: Bradbury Quotes Category: Life Quotes
"Touch a scientist and you touch a child."
"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."
"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."
"We are anthill men upon an anthill world."
"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."
"If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you."
Author: Bradbury Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future"

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