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My business is to prevent the future.
I think the reason my stories have been so successful is that I have a strong sense of metaphor.
We’re all dreamers.
I don’t have a computer. A computer’s a typewriter. I already have a typewriter.
‘Fahrenheit 451’ postulates a lot of things I didn’t want to have happen.
I have a big box of autographs. I took photographs of me and Marlene Dietrich, me and Ida Lupino. I took pictures of Myrna Loy and Joel McCrea in front of the studios. I loved Hollywood. I have 500 autographs and 500 photographs I took.
If an idea isn’t exciting, you shouldn’t do it.
If God treats you well by teaching you a disastrous lesson, you never forget it.
Libraries raised me.
If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it.
If you want to be a good writer, be the best writer in the world. That’s what I’ve done.
There is too much government today. We’ve got to remember the government should be by the people, of the people, and for the people.
I don’t control my writing – it controls me.
We are anthill men upon an anthill world.
Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I’m borrowing energy from the ideas themselves.
Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.
Journalism keeps you planted in the earth.
I don’t see myself as a philosopher. That’s awfully boring.
Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don’t have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.
The answer I found is you stay away from the people who make fun of you, and you join these ad hoc groups who understand your craziness.
Look at the Chandra Levy case. It’s become a Star Chamber. The major networks, the cable networks, they’re being prosecutors. They’re judges and jurors and executioners. Well, c’mon, that’s ridiculous. But they’re doing it.
You can write a short story in two hours. Two hours a day, you have a novel in a year.
All my stories are like the Greek and Roman myths, and the Egyptian myths, and the Old and New Testament.
Burroughs is crap. Crap.
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.
The important thing is to be in love with something.
There’s no one way to be creative. Any old way will work.
Most of my short stories are fantasy.
It’s not going to do any good to land on Mars if we’re stupid.
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.
I find it amusing that I’m on the Internet now, because I’ve criticized it, but mainly I’ve criticized it on the basis of, ‘What are you going to do with it?’
Scientists have to have a metaphor. All scientists start with imagination.
Any experience that touches you, in any particular way, is good. It can be a horrible experience.
You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.
I’m not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work.
Millions of students now, in all the schools of America, are reading science fiction and especially, thank God, ‘The Martian Chronicles.’
I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.