Ray Douglas Bradbury Quotes

Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

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.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Montag, you're looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going, a long time back. I said nothing. I'm one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the "guilty," but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you, and you'll never learn.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

With schools turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word "intellectual," of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

We have too many cellphones. We've got too many Internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

We must move into the universe. Mankind must save itself. We must escape the danger of war and politics. We must become astronauts and go out into the universe and discover the God in ourselves.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Joy is the grace we say to God.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

At the center of religion is love. I love you and I forgive you. I am like you and you are like me. I love all people. I love the world. I love creating. Everything in our life should be based on love.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

A life's work should be based on love.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

I believe the universe created us we are an audience for miracles. In that sense, I guess, I'm religious.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Marriage made people old and familiar, while still young.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. Fantasy shoves you off.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better.

Ray Douglas Bradbury

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