Quotes About Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury
“I don't talk things, sir. I talk the meaning of things.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“When they give you lined paper, write the other way.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the Universe together into one garment for us.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Junot Díaz
“Sucks to be left out of adolescence, sort of like getting locked in the closet on Venus when the sun appears for the first time in a hundred years.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Ray Bradbury
“Sunsets are loved because they vanish.

Flowers are loved because they go.

The dogs of the field and the cats of the kitchen are loved because soon they must depart.

These are not the sole reasons, but at the heart of morning welcomes and afternoon laughters is the promise of farewell. In the gray muzzle of an old dog we see goodbye. In the tired face of an old friend we read long journeys beyond returns.”
Ray Bradbury, From the Dust Returned

Ray Bradbury
“Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

Ray Bradbury
“It didn't come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Write a thousand words a day and in three years you'll be a writer!”
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
“Without the library, you have no civilization.”
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
“And wasn't it this bright boy you selected for beating and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for their are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me? I won't stomach them for a minute. And so when houses were finally fireproofed completely, all over the world (you were correct in your assumption the other night) there was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges and executors. That's you, Montag, and that's me.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“We're all watching each other, so there's no chance for censorship. The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush.”
Ray Bradbury

Philip José Farmer
“The truth is that Trout, like Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury and many others, writes parables. These are set in frames which have become called, for no good reason, science fiction. A better generic term would be 'future fairy tales'. And even this is objectionable, since many science fiction stories take place in the present or the past, far and near.”
Philip José Farmer

Ray Bradbury
“The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we're the Happiness Boys, the Dixie Duo, you and I and the others. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought. We have our fingers in the dike. Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world. We depend on you. I don't think you realize how important you are, we are, to our happy world as it stands now.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Pasamos la vida entera aprendiendo a olvidar cosas que en realidad están dentro”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Orwell was dealing with communism and his disillusionment with communism in Russia and what he saw the communists do in Spain. His novel was a response to those political situations. Whereas I was interested in more things than the political atmosphere. I was considering the whole social atmosphere: the impact of TV and radio and the lack of education. I could see the coming event of schoolteachers not teaching reading anymore. The less they taught, the more you wouldn't need books.”
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
“Where's your common sense? None of those books agree with each other. You've been locked up here for years with a regular damned Tower of Babel. Snap out of it! The people in those books never lived. Come on now!”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Junot Díaz
“Everybody else going through the terror and joy of their first crushes, their first dates, their first kisses while Oscar sat in the back of the class, behind his DM's screen, and watched his adolescence stream by. Sucks to be left out of adolescence, sort of like getting locked in the closet on Venus when the sun appears for the first time in a hundred years.”
Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Ray Bradbury
“You can't learn to write in college. It's a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do—and they don't. They have prejudices. They may like Henry James, but what if you don't want to write like Henry James? They may like John Irving, for instance, who's the bore of all time. A lot of the people whose work they've taught in the schools for the last thirty years, I can't understand why people read them and why they are taught. The library, on the other hand, has no biases. The information is all there for you to interpret. You don't have someone telling you what to think. You discover it for yourself.”
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
“But that's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and worth the doing.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“The thing that makes me happy is that I know that on Mars, two hundred years from now, my books are going to be read. They’ll be up on dead Mars with no atmosphere. And late at night, with a flashlight, some little boy is going to peek under the covers and read The Martian Chronicles on Mars.”
Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury
“Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“You can't ever have my books.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“There must be something in books, things we can't imagine.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Christ, you could massacre half a Hindu village and still look like Peter Rabbit. What are you stuffed with?”
“Chocolate bars. And I keep six kinds of ice-cream in my icebox, when I can afford it.”
Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
“We all do what we do.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. Mistakes can be profited by.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Cuando en la oscuridad olvidamos lo cerca que estamos del vacío, algún día se presentará y se apoderará de nosotros, porque habremos olvidado lo terrible y real que puede ser.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Rand, Huxley, Orwell, and Bradbury foresaw much of today’s dystopian world: its spiritual and moral emptiness, its culture of consumerism, its flat-souled Last Manishness, its debasement of language, its doublethink, its illiteracy, and its bovine tolerance of authoritarian indignities. But they did not foresee the most serious and catastrophic of today’s problems: the eminent destruction of whites, and western culture.

None of them thought to deal with race at all. Why is this? Probably for the simple reason that it never occurred to any of them that whites might take slave morality so far as to actually will their own destruction. As always, the truth is stranger than fiction.”
Jef Costello

Ray Bradbury
“Tiene que haber algo en los libros, cosas que no podemos imaginar para hacer que una mujer permanezca en una casa que arde. Ahí tiene que haber algo. Uno no se sacrifica por nada.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury
“Happiness is important. Fun is everything.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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