40 Ray Bradbury Quotes And Sayings For Inspiration

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Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American author and screenwriter. One of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers, he worked in a variety of modes, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, and realistic fiction. Hope, our collection of Ray Bradbury quotes will inspire you to live your life purposefully.

You fail only if you stop writing.

– Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury Quotes

1. “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” – Ray Bradbury

2. “We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” – Ray Bradbury

3. “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.” – Ray Bradbury

4. “Love is easy, and I love writing. You can’t resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you’re in love.” – Ray Bradbury

5. “If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.” – Ray Bradbury

6. “A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.” – Ray Bradbury

7. “There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

8. “I don’t try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.” – Ray Bradbury

9. “You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.” – Ray Bradbury

10. “Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don’t have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.” – Ray Bradbury

11. “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” – Ray Bradbury

12. “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

13. “There’s no one way to be creative. Any old way will work.” – Ray Bradbury

14. “Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” – Ray Bradbury

15. “Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.” – Ray Bradbury

16. “Believe in one thing too much and you have no room for new ideas.” – Ray Bradbury

17. “It’s lack that gives us inspiration. It’s not fullness.” – Ray Bradbury

18. “The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.” – Ray Bradbury

19. “The first thing you learn in life is you’re a fool. The last thing you learn in life is you’re the same fool.” – Ray Bradbury

20. “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury

21. “You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.” – Ray Bradbury

22. “So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.” – Ray Bradbury

23. “Science is no more than an investigation of a miracle we can never explain, and art is an interpretation of that miracle.” – Ray Bradbury

24. “Everything that happens before Death is what counts.” – Ray Bradbury

25. “Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.” – Ray Bradbury

26. “A book is a loaded gun in the house next door…Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?” – Ray Bradbury

27. “Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.” – Ray Bradbury

28. “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.” – Ray Bradbury

29. “Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything.” – Ray Bradbury

30. “Fantasies are things that can’t happen, and science fiction is about things that can happen.” – Ray Bradbury

31. “Don’t write for money. Write because you love to do something. If you write for money, you won’t write anything worth reading.” – Ray Bradbury

32. “I think the only way we can grow and get on in this world is to accept the fact we’re not perfect and live accordingly.” – Ray Bradbury

33. “The gods had gone away, and the ritual of the religion continued senselessly, uselessly.” – Ray Bradbury

34. “We are anthill men upon an anthill world.” – Ray Bradbury

35. “The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.” – Ray Bradbury

36. “If you can’t have the reality, a dream is just as good.” – Ray Bradbury

37.Kindness and intelligence are the preoccupations of age. Being cruel and thoughtless is far more fascinating when you’re twenty.” – Ray Bradbury

38. “Life is about trying things to see if they work.” – Ray Bradbury

39. “We earth men have a talent for ruining big, beautiful things.” – Ray Bradbury

40. “All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.” – Ray Bradbury

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