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R.I.P. Ray Bradbury

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Julissa (ta2kitty) | 53 comments What a loss...he will be missed.

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Robert Dunbar This is terribly sad.

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Char  | 13886 comments Mod
I miss him already.

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James Everington | 66 comments God damnit. A great writer, and a nice guy too by all accounts.

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Terri (terrilovescrows) | 135 comments so sad. He produced of the most imaginative stories I ever read

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Justin (justinbienvenue) | 2788 comments In honor of the now late Mr. Bradbury I looked up some of his quotes here on Goodreads and took a few I liked that I would share with everyone..enjoy.

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

“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

“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.”

“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 want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

For more of his quotes, type in his name on the quotes page, there's alot of inspirational words.

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Char  | 13886 comments Mod
Thanks for posting those, Justin.

message 9: by Amanda (new)

Amanda (mandgoggs) That's sad news. RIP Myr. Bradbury. Your writing will be read for years to come.

 Danielle The Book Huntress (Winter Frost Queen)  (gatadelafuente) | 217 comments Very sad news, but he left such a legacy!

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Pamela | 169 comments Ray Bradbury is one of the authors who inspired me to be a writer and I am happy at least I met him a few times years ago when lived in California and did the conventions out there. I still have his books and can reread and reread them over and over. He has always entertained me since I was in middle school.

I plan to reread some of his works this summer and watch Something Wicked This Way Comes that I own on DVD as a homage.

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Marc-Antoine | 2888 comments Rest in peace, thanks for the stories.

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glenda (ayngelwing) | 1051 comments RIP Mr. B.

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Todd Russell (toddrussell) | 118 comments I wish he could have lived another 91 years. In my imagination, in a story that Bradbury could have penned poetically, he does.

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Bob | 73 comments I was sad when I heard the news. He was a great writer and will be missed.

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