Quotes by Ray Bradbury


Life is trying things to see if they work.
– Ray Bradbury
Bill, I don't do Windows.
– Ray Bradbury
Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
– 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
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
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
– 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
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
If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
– Ray Bradbury
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
– Ray Bradbury
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.
– 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
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
– Ray Bradbury
The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.
– Ray Bradbury
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
– Ray Bradbury
Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
– Ray Bradbury
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
– Ray Bradbury
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
– 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
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
– Ray Bradbury