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 Douglas Bradbury" was an American people/American fantasy, science fiction, horror fiction/horror and mystery fiction author. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. He wrote and consulted on many screenplays and television scripts, including Moby Dick (1956)/Moby Dick and most notably, It Came from Outer Space, and many of his works have been adapted into comic books, television shows, and films.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Ray Bradbury on Wikipedia.
If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?
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.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquence.
We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
You fail only if you stop writing.
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.
Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.
I was one of Them: the Strange Ones. The Funny People. The Odd Tribes of autograph collectors and photographers. The Ones who waited through long days and nights, who used other people's dreams for their lives.
All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It's my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I've won or lost. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try.
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.
I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.