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Ray Bradbury
August 22, 1920 -
Nationality: American
Category: Writer
Subcategory: American Writer

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.


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.


Jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.


Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.


The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.


Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.


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


We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.


Touch a scientist and you touch a child.


You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.


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.


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.


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.


First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.


We are anthill men upon an anthill world.


If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.


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.


Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.


You fail only if you stop writing.


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.


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