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#1. Comic strips introduced me to metaphors. They are pure metaphor, so you learn how to tell a story with symbols, which is a very valuable thing to learn. And I learned that from motion pictures, too, and from poetry. Poetry is mainly metaphor. If it doesn't have a metaphor, it doesn't work. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#2. To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child. If not, it is a little late to start. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#3. The form does not matter. Content is everything. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#4. The old man would go on with this talking and this talking, drop by drop, stone by stone, flake by flake. His mind would well over at last and he would not be Montag any more, this the old man told him, assured him, promised him. He would be Montag-plus-Faber, fire plus water, and then, one day, after everything had mixed and simmered and worked away in silence, there would be neither fire nor water, but wine. Out of two separate and opposite things, a third. And one day he would look back upon the fool and know the fool. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#5. There are billions of us and that's too many. Nobody knows anyone. Strangers come and violate you. Strangers come and cut your heart out. Strangers come and take your blood. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#6. My heart stopped talking because it didn't want to talk anymore for a while. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#7. right now I feel like I just ate a cold snail raw. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#8. Love is easy, and I love writing. You can't resist love. You get an idea, someone says something, and you're in love. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#9. The sun rose yellow as a lemon.
The sky was round and blue.
The birds looped clear water songs in the air.
Will and Jim leaned from their windows.
Nothing had changed.
Except the look in Jim's eyes.
"Last night ... " said Will. "Did or didn't it happen? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#10. They felt the wings on their fingers and elbows flying, then, suddenly plunged in new sweeps of air, the clear autumn river flung them headlong where they must go. Up steps, three, six, nine, twelve! Slap! Their palms hit the library door. Jim and Will grinned at each other. It was all so good, these blowing quiet October nights and the library waiting inside now with its green-shaded lamps and papyrus dust. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#11. Love what you do and do what you love. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#12. Don't try to write a novel. Write short stories and then figure out how to connect them. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#13. The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward. [ ... ] The trees overhead made a great sound of letting down their dry rain. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#14. Montag said nothing but stood looking at the women's faces as he had once looked at the faces of saints in a strange church he had entered when he was a child. The faces of those enameled creatures meant nothing to him, though he talked to them and stood in that church for a long time, trying to know what that religion was, trying to get enough of the raw incense and special dust of the place into his lungs and thus into his blood to feel touched and concerned by the meaning of the colorful men and women with the porcelain eyes and the blood-ruby lips. But there was nothing, nothing; it was a stroll through another store, and his currency strange and unusable there, and his passion cold, even when he touched the wood and plaster and clay. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#15. First grade is very cheap. It's the later grades where you have to spend a lot of money if you don't do it right. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#16. When you write - explode - fly apart - disintegrate! Then give time enough to think, cut, rework, and rewrite. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#17. But three, now, Christ three A.M.! Doctors say the body's at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You're the nearest to dead you'll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death! You dream with your eyes open. God, if you had strength to rouse up, you'd slaughter your half-dreams with buckshot! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#18. The man just opened his mouth, which meant that all kinds of secret doors in his body gave way. He did not sing so much as let his soul free. - Green Shadows, White Whale #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#19. Screenplays are not writing. They're a fake form of writing. It's a lot of dialogue and very little atmosphere. Very little description. Very little character work. It's very dangerous. You'll never learn to write. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#20. Yell. Jump. Play. Out-run those sons-of-bitches. They'll never live the way you live. Go do it. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#21. No, no, it's not in books at all you're looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself. Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them, at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into on garment for us. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#22. When rivers flooded, when fire fell from the sky, what a fine place the library was, the many rooms, the books. With luck, no one found you. How could they!
when you were off to Tanganyika in '98, Cairo in 1812, Florence in 1492!? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#23. If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#24. Do three things each night before you go to bed: read a poem, read a short story, read an essay. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#25. Writing keeps death at bay. Every book I write is a triumph over death ... If we did not know we'd die, we'd wander around and sleep like cats. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#26. Well, after all, this is the age of the disposable tissue. Blow your nose on a person, wad them, flush them away, reach for another, blow, wad, flush. Everyone using everyone else's coattails. How are you supposed to root for the home team when you don't even have a program or know the names? For that matter, what color jersey's are they reading as they trot out to the feild? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#27. In most cases I don't even know the metaphors lay waiting to be printed off my retina. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#28. The keys to the beetle are on the night table. I always like to drive fast when I feel that way. You get up to around ninety-five and you feel wonderful. Sometimes I drive all night and come back and you don't know it. It's fun out in the country. You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs. Go take the beetle. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#29. You knew the sweetness of now, now, TONIGHT! who cares for tomorrow, tomorrow is nothing, yesterday is over and done, tonight live, tonight! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#30. What is it about fire that's so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it? ... The thing man wanted to invent, but never did ... If you let it go on, it'd burn our lifetimes out. What is fire? It is a mystery. Scientists give us gobbledygook about friction and molecules. But they don't really know. Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#31. I'm ALIVE. Thinking about it, noticing it, is new. You do things and don't watch. Then all of a sudden you look and see what you're doing and it's the first time, really. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#32. The crickets were listening. The night was listening to her. For a change, all of the far summer-night meadows and close summer-night trees were suspending motion; leaf, shrub, star, and meadow grass ceased their particular tremors and were listening to Lavinia Nebbs's heart. And perhaps a thousand miles away, across locomotive-lonely country, in an empty way station, a single traveler reading a dim newspaper under a solitary naked bulb, might raise up his head, listen, and think, What's that? and decide, Only a woodchuck, surely, beating on a hollow log. But it was Lavinia Nebbs, it was most surely the heart of Lavinia Nebbs. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#33. Sit down, Montag. Watch. Delicately, like the petals of a flower. Light the first page, light the second page. Each becomes a black butterfly. Beautiful, eh?' ... There sat Beatty, perspiring gently, the floor littered with swarms of black moths that had died in a single storm. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#34. Throughout his life, Bradbury liked to recount the story of meeting a carnival magician, Mr. Electrico, in 1932. At the end of his performance Electrico reached out to the twelve-year-old Bradbury, touched the boy with his sword, and commanded, Live forever! Bradbury later said, I decided that was the greatest idea I had ever heard. I started writing every day. I never stopped. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#35. Libraries raised me. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#36. Life is trying things to see if they work. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#37. Well, Montag, take my word for it, I've had to read a few in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe. They're about non-existent people, figments of imagination, if they're fiction. And if they're non-fiction, it's worse, one professor calling another an idiot, one philosopher screaming down another's gullet. All of them running about, putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun. You come away lost. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#38. Oh God, the terrible tyranny of the majority. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you to know with which ear you'll listen. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#39. He carries no burden, he feels no pain. What man, like woman, lies down in the darkness and gets up with child? The gentle, smiling ones own the good secret. Oh, what strange wonderful clocks women are. They nest in Time. They make flesh that holds fast and binds eternity. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#40. The dust was antique spice, burnt maple leaves, a prickling blue that teemed and sifted to earth. Swarming its own shadows, the dust filtered over the tents. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#41. Why then you're as mad as me. No, madder. For I distrust 'reality' and its moron mother, the universe, while you fasten your innocence to fallible devices which pretend at happy endings. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#42. And they made Alice drink something from a bottle which reduced her to a size where she could no longer cry 'Curiouser and curiouser,' and they gave the Looking Glass one hammer blow to smash it and every Red King and Oyster away! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#43. It takes writing a billion bad words before you get to the good ones. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#44. And suddenly she was so strange he couldn't believe he knew her at all. He was in someone else's house, like those other jokes people told of the gentleman, drunk, coming home late late at night, unlocking the wrong door, entering a wrong room, and bedding with a stranger and getting up early and going to work and neither of them the wiser. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#45. So you go in a library, and you pull a book off the shelf, and you open it, and what are you looking for? A mirror. All of a sudden, a mirror is there and you see yourself. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#46. The huge round lunar clock was a gristmill. Shake down all the grains of Time - the big grains of centuries, and the small grains of years, and the tiny grains of hours and minutes - and the clock pulverized them, slid Time silently out in all directions in a fine pollen, carried by cold winds to blanket the town like dust, everywhere. Spores from that clock lodged in your flesh to wrinkle it, to grow bones to monstrous size, to burst feet from shoes like turnips. Oh, how that great machine ... dispensed Time in blowing weathers. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#47. We are all ... children of this universe. Not just Earth, or Mars, or this system, but the whole grand fireworks. And if we are interested in Mars at all, it is only because we wonder over our past and worry terribly about our possible future. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#48. All the things which had uses. All the mountains which had names. We'll give them new names, but the old names are there, somewhere in time ... -Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#49. Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired. #Quote by Greg Bear
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#50. Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won't be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#51. Ducking, weaving, bouncing away from the knockout blow which must inevitably come. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#52. If an idea isn't exciting, you shouldn't do it. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#53. I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#54. I am thinking of a sky filled with spaceships, so many of them that they seem like a plague of locusts, silver against the luminous mauve of the night. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
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#55. Poetry expands the senses and keeps them in prime condition. It keeps you aware of your nose, your eye, your ear, your tongue, your hand. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#56. 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? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#57. Ray Bradbury was not ahead of his time. He was perfectly of his time, and more than that: he created his time and left his mark on the time that followed. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
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#58. More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun and you don't have to think, eh? Organize and organize and superorganize super-super sports. More cartoons in books. More pictures. The mind drinks less and less. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#59. Later in the morning Saul tried to die. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#60. What are we?" he asked. "Why, 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. Creation turns in its abyss. We have bothered it, dreaming ourselves to shapes. The void is filled with slumbers; ten billion on a billion on a billion bombardments of light and material that know not themselves, that sleep moving and move but finally to make an eye and waken on themselves. Among so much that is flight and ignorance, we are the blind force that gropes like Lazarus from a billion-light-year tomb. We summon ourselves. We say, O Lazarus Life Force, truly come ye forth. So the Universe, a motion of deaths, fumbles to reach across Time to feel its own flesh and know it to be ours. We touch both ways and find each other miraculous because we are One. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#61. Somewhere the saving and putting away had to begin again and someone had to do the saving and keeping, one way or another, in books, in records, in people's heads, any way at all so long as it was safe, free from moths, silverfish, rust and dry rot and men with matches. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#62. We're all watching each other, so there's no chance for censorship. The main problem is the idiot TV. If you watch local news, your head will turn to mush. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#63. BRADBURY: Well, if you love people you criticize them, and if you don't love them you don't criticize them, you let them go to hell, don't you? To help any kind of friendship, your marriage, your children, you criticize because you love. And this works the same way. With your friends
let's say in writing
if you don't offer criticism to them and scare them on occasion ... In other words you say to a new writer, for gods sake write, because if you don't you will disappear. The world doesn't give a damn about you unless you do something. Those are the rules; I didn't make them. If you are lazy, if you don't get the work that you love done, the world won't care if you die tomorrow and go into the grave and are gone and forgotten forever. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#64. All of the good, weird stories I've written are based on things I've dredged out of my subconscious. That's the real stuff. Everything else is fake. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#65. Where are my two precious human books so I may turn their pages, aye? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#66. Memories, as my father once said, are porcupines. To hell with them! Stay away from them! They make you unhappy. They ruin your work. They make you cry #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#67. August was almost over. The first cool touch of autumn moved slowly through the town and there was a softening and the first gradual burning fever of color in every tree, a faint flush and coloring in the hills, and the color of lions in the wheat fields. Now the pattern of days was familiar and repeated like a penman beautifully inscribing again and again, in practice, a series of it's and w's and m's, day after day the line repeated in delicate rills. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#68. They run amuck; I let them. Pride of lions in the yard. Stare and they burn a hole in your retina. A common flower, a weed that no one sees, yes. But for us, a noble thing, the dandelion. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#69. Putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#70. Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#71. I came on the old and best ways of writing through ignorance and experiment and was startled when truths leaped out of brushes like quail before gunshot. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#72. Don't see so much, Chris, your mind is too big for your body.' I got a war on between a mind that wants things my body can't give it." Priory #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#73. I've always figured it that you die each day and each day is a box, you see, all numbered and neat; but never go back and lift the lids, because you've died a couple of thousand times in your life, and that's a lot of corpses, each dead a different way, each with a worse expression. Each of those days is a different you, somebody you don't know or understand or want to understand. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#74. To be asleep is to be dead. It is like death. So we dance, we dance so as not to be dead. We do not want that. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#75. Although he moved away from the Midwest for good at the age of thirteen, Ray Bradbury is a prairie writer. The prairie is in his voice, and it is his moral compass. It is his years spent in Waukegan, Illinois - later rechristened by Ray as 'Green Town' in many books and stories - that forever shaped him. #Quote by Sam Weller
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#76. Somehow, irresistibly, the prime thing was: nothing mattered. Life in the end seemed a prank of such size you could only stand off at this end of the corridor to note its meaningless length and it's quite unnecessary height, a mountain built to such ridiculous immensities you were dwarfed in its shadow and mocking of its pomp. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#77. His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#78. Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#79. And there were two moons; the clock moon with four faces in four night directions above the solemn black courthouse, and the real moon rising in vanilla whiteness from the dark east. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#80. For your file ... in case you decide to be angry with me. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#81. See the fish ... Just like war. War swims along, sees food, contracts. A moment later - Earth is gone. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#82. I'm not really dying today. No person ever died that had a family. I'll be around a long time. A thousand years from now, a whole township of my offspring will be biting sour apples in the gumwood shade. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#83. I think of her hands but I don't see them doing anything at all. They just hang there at her sides or they lay there on her lap or there's a cigarette in them, but that's all. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#84. The critics are generally wrong, or they're fifteen, twenty years late. It's a great shame. They miss out on a lot. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#85. If only someone else's flesh and brain and memory. If only they could have taken her mind along to the dry cleaner's and emptied the pockets and steamed and cleansed it and reblocked it and brought it back in the morning. If only ... #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#86. But why, Mr. Stendahl, why all this? What obsessed you?" "Bureaucracy, Mr. Garrett. But I haven't time to explain. The government will discover soon enough." He nodded to the ape. "All right. Now." The ape killed Mr. Garrett. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#87. War's never a winning thing, Charlie. You just lose all the time, and the one who loses last asks for terms. All I remember is a lot of losing and sadness and nothing good but the end of it. The end of it, Charles, that was a winning all to itself, having nothing to do with guns. But I don't suppose that's the kind of victory you boys mean for me to talk on. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#88. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death! You dream with your eyes open. God, if you had the strength to rouse up, you'd slaughter your half-dreams with a buckshot! But no, you lie pinned to a deep well-bottom that's burned dry. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#89. I shall remain on Mars and read a book. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#90. The first story I ever sold was to 'Argosy' magazine, which no longer exists. That issue also contained work by several other more celebrated writers, like Ray Bradbury - so I felt I had at least one toe on the ladder. #Quote by Wilbur Smith
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#91. It shouldn't work. It shouldn't be magic. You shouldn't weep happy and then sad and then happy again.
But you do. And I do. And we all do. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#92. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#93. We all do what we do. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#94. I would guess that Ray Bradbury would be equally resentful of what they did with Illustrated Man, which, you know, took a central idea thesis of his and pissed all over it - made it into one of the worst movies ever made. #Quote by Rod Serling
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#95. I'm interested in having fun with ideas, throwing them up in the air like confetti and then running under them. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#96. The mosquitos were gone from the porch, and surely when they abandoned the conflict the war with Time was really done, there was nothing for it but that humans also forsake the battleground. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#97. I'm not a futurist. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#98. Get rid of those friends of yours who make fun of you and don't believe in you. And when you leave here tonight, go home, make a phone call and fire them. Anyone that doesn't believe in you and your future, to hell with them. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#99. You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#100. Go out and make your own speeches. People need you. Go on TV. It can be done. After you speak up a few times, people say, "Hey, we got a crazy man in the community," and they'll begin talking to you. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#101. Books bombarded his shoulders, his arms, his upturned face. A book lit, almost obediently, like a white pigeon, in his hands, wings fluttering. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#102. Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#103. They got Indian vision and can sight back further than you and me will ever sight ahead. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#104. I'm not trying to PREDICT the future. I'm just trying to PREVENT it. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#105. Ignorance is fatal, M. Garrett #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#106. The trouble with a lot of people who try to write is they intellectualize about it. That comes after. The intellect is given to us by God to test things once they're done, not to worry about things ahead of time. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#107. I think we're doing a dreadful job of educating. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#108. They knew how to combine science and religion so the two worked side by side, neither denying the other, each enriching the other. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#109. There was a crash like the falling parts of a dream fashioned out of warped glass, mirrors, and crystal prisms. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#110. I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#111. The entire history of mankind is problem solving, or science fiction swallowing ideas, digesting them, and excreting formulas for survival. You can't have one without the other. No fantasy, no reality. No studies concerning loss, no gain. No imagination, no will. No impossible dreams: No possible solutions. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#112. It fills me with such feelings that I don't know whether to laugh or cry. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#113. You only fail if you stop writing. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#114. Tom," said Douglas, "just promise me one thing, okay?"
"It's a promise. What?"
"You may be my brother and maybe I hate you sometimes, but stick around, all right?"
"You mean you'll let me follow you and the older guys when you go on hikes?"
"Well ... sure ... even that. What I mean is, don't go away, huh? Don't let any cars run over you or fall of a cliff."
"I should say not! Whatta you think I am, anyway?"
"'Cause if worst comes to worst, and both of us are real old
say forty or forty-five some day
we can own a gold mine out West and sit there smoking corn silk and growing bears."
"Growing beards! Boy!"
"Like I say, you stick around and don't let nothing happen."
"You can depend on me," said Tom.
"It's not you I worry about," said Douglas. "It's the way God runs the world."
Tom thought about this for a moment.
"He's all right, Doug," said Tom. "He tries. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#115. In the morning he would not have needed sleep, for all the warm odors and sights of a complete country night would have rested and slept him while his eyes were wide and his mouth, when he thought to test it, was half a smile. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#116. Lilacs on a bush are better than orchids. And dandelions and devil grass are better! Why? Because they bend you over and turn you away from all the people in the town for a little while and sweat you and get you down where you remember you got a nose again. And when you're all to yourself that way, you're really proud of yourself for a little while; you get to thinking things through, alone. Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher. Nobody guesses, nobody accuses, nobody knows, but there you are, Plato in the peonies, Socrates force-growing his own hemlock. A man toting a sack of blood manure across his lawn is kin to Atlas letting the world spin easy on his shoulder. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#117. If we try to deny the darkness in our souls then we'll become completely dark. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#118. What could he say that might make sense to them? Could he say love was, above all, common cause, shared experience? That was the vital cement, wasn't it? Could he say how he felt about their all being here tonight on this wild world running around a big sun which fell through a bigger space falling through yet vaster immensities of space, maybe toward and maybe away from Something? Could he say: we share this billion-mile-an-hour rid. We have common cause against the night. You start with little common causes. Why love the boy in a March field with his kite braving the sky? Because our fingers burn with the hot string singeing our hands. Why love some girl viewed from a train bent to a country well? The tongue remembers iron water cool on some long lost noon. Why weep at strangers dead by the road? They resemble friends unseen in forty years. Why laugh when clowns are hot by pies? We taste custard we taste life. Why love the woman who is your wife? Her nose breathes the air of a world that I know; therefore I love that nose. Her ears hear music I might sing half the night through; therefore I love her ears. Her eyes delight in seasons of the land; and so I love those eyes. Her tongue knows quince, peach, chokeberry, mint and lime; I love to hear it speaking. Because her flesh knows heat, cold, affliction, I know fire, snow, and pain. Shared and once again shared experience. Billions of prickling textures. Cut one sense away, cut part of life away. Cut two senses; life halves #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#119. How working for the wrong motives poisons our creativity and warps our ideas of success and failure. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#120. The first stories I wrote when I was 12 were about Mars and landing on Mars. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#121. Ray Bradbury had once written that "living at risk is jumping off a cliff, and building your wings on the way down." Sampson #Quote by James Patterson
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#122. Television is very dangerous. Because it repeats and repeats and repeats our disasters, instead of our triumphs. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#123. The police helicopters were rising so far away that it seemed someone had blown the gray head off a dry dandelion flower. Two dozen of them flurried, wavering, indecisive, three miles off, like butterflies puzzled by autumn, and then they were plummeting down to land, one by one, here, there, softly kneading the streets where, turned back to beetles, they shrieked along the boulevards or, leapt back to beetles, they shrieked along the boulevards or, as suddenly, leapt back into the air, continuing their search. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#124. I have something to fight for and live for; that makes me a better killer. I've got what amounts to a religion now. It's learning how to breathe all over again. And how to lie in the sun getting a tan, letting the sun work into you. And how to hear music and how to read a book. What does your civilization offer? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#125. We all have our harps to play. And it's up to you now to know with which ear you'll listen. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#126. The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we're the Happiness Boys, the Dixie Duo, you and I and the others. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought. We have our fingers in the dike. Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world. We depend on you. I don't think you realize how important you are, we are, to our happy world as it stands now. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#127. We meet on the common ground of an uncommon age and share out our gifts of dark and light, good and bad, simple joy and not so simple sorrow. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#128. Each person was himself one alone. One oneness, a unit in a society, but always afraid, always alone. If I should scream, if I should call for help, would anyone hear would it even matter? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#129. We are all bits and pieces of history and literature and international law, Byron, Tom Paine, Machiavelli or Christ, it's here. And the hour's late. And the war's begun. And we are out here, and the city is there, all wrapped up in its own coat of a thousand colors. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#130. Did all dying people feel this way, as if they had never lived? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#131. And the people who would burn the words, the people who would take the books from the shelves, the firemen and the ignorant, the ones afraid of tales and words and dreams and Hallowe'en and people who have tattooed themselves with stories and Boys! You Can Grow Mushrooms in Your Cellar! and as long as your words which are people which are days which are my life, as long as your words survive, then you lived and you mattered and you changed the world and I cannot remember your name.

I learned your books. Burned them into my mind. In case the firemen come to town. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
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#132. But most of all," she said, "I like to watch people. Sometimes I ride the subway all day and look at them and listen to them. I just want to figure out who they are and what they want and where they're going. Sometimes I even go to the Fun Parks and ride in the jet cars when they race on the edge of town at midnight and the police don't care as long as they're insured. As long as everyone has ten thousand insurance everyone's happy.

Sometimes I sneak around and listen in subways. Or I listen at soda fountains, and do
you know what?"

"What?"

"People don't talk about anything."

"Oh, they must!"

"No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming-pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. And most of the time in the cafes they have the jokeboxes on and the same jokes most of the time, or the musical wall lit and all the coloured patterns running up and down, but it's only colour and all abstract. And at the museums, have you ever been? All abstract. That's all there is now. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#133. It's a lot of funnels and a lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#134. And metaphors like cats behind your smile,
Each one wound up to purr,
each one a pride,
Each one a fine gold beast you've hid inside ( ... ) #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#135. You fail only if you stop writing. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#136. It's poor judgment', said Grandpa 'to call anything by a name. We don't know what a hobgoblin or a vampire or a troll is. Could be lots of things. You can't heave them into categories with labels and say they'll act one way or another. That'd be silly. They're people. People who do things. Yes, that's the way to put it. People who *do* things. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#137. Touch a scientist and you touch a child. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#138. If someone tells you to do something for money, tell them to go to hell, #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#139. and sleeping put an end to summer, 1928, #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#140. I want to see everything now. And while none of it will be me when it goes in, after a while it'll all gather together inside and it'll be me. Look at the world out there, my God, my God, look at it out there, outside me, out there beyond my face and the only way to really touch it is to put it where it's finally me, where it's in the blood, where it pumps around a thousand times ten thousand a day. I'll get hold of it so it'll never run off. I'll hold onto the world so tight some day. I've got a finger on it now; that's a beginning. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#141. Second, writing is survival. Any art, any good work, of course, is that. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#142. The bombers crossed the sky and crossed the sky over the house, gasping, murmuring, whistling like an immense, invisible fan, circling in emptiness. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#143. Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#144. So few want to be rebels anymore. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#145. That's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and WORTH the doing. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#146. The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#147. A ton of Proust isn't worth an ounce of Ray Bradbury. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
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#148. I am not a science fiction writer. I am a fantasy writer. But the label got put on me and stuck. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#149. They rounded a corner in thunder and siren, with concussion of tires, with scream of rubber with a shift of kerosene bulk in the glittery brass tank, like the food in the stomach of a giant, with Montag's fingers jolting off the silver rail, swinging into cold space, with the wind tearing his hair back from his head, with the wind whistling in his teeth, and him all the while thinking of the women, the chaff women in his parlor tonight, with the kernels blown out from under them by a neon wind, and his silly damned reading of a book to them. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#150. Montag, falling flat, going down, saw or felt, or imagined he saw or felt the walls go dark in Millie's face, heard her screaming, because in the millionth part of time left, she saw her own face reflected there, in a mirror instead of a crystal ball, and it was such a wildly empty face, all by itself in the room, touching nothing, starved and eating of itself, that at last she recognized it was her own ... #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#151. At the top of your lungs, shout and listen to the echoes. You must live life at the top of your voice! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#152. You really expect answers to your calling when you are young. You feel that whatever you may think can be real. And some times maybe that is not so wrong. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#153. We've gotta reinvest in space travel. We should've never left the moon. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#154. Remember, with writing, what you're looking for is just one person to come up and tell you, 'I love you for what you do.' #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#155. Think I'll go eat me a doughnut and take me a nap. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#156. I've never worked a day in my life. The joy of writing has propelled me from day to day and year to year. I want you to envy me, my joy. Get out of here tonight and say: 'Am I being joyful?' And if you've got a writer's block, you can cure it this evening by stopping whatever you're writing and doing something else. You picked the wrong subject. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#157. I often wonder if God recognizes His own son the way we've dressed him up, or is it dressed him down? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#158. People don't talk about anything ... No, not anything. They name a lot of cars or clothes or swimming pools mostly and say how swell! But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#159. Not to write, for many of us, is to die. We must take ares each and every day, perhaps knowing that the battle cannot be entirely won, but fight we must, if only a gentle bout. The smallest effort to win means, at the end of each day, a sort of victory. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#160. I felt a bit bookish, cut off from life. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#161. No," moaned Tom in despair. "School. School straight on ahead! Why, why do dime stores show things like that in windows before summer's even over! Ruin half the vacation! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#162. There was a silly damn bird called a phoenix back before Christ, every few hundred years he built a pyre and burnt himself up. He must have been the first cousin to Man. But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again. And it looks like we're doing the same thing, over and over, but we're got on damn thing the phoenix never had. We know the damn silly thing we just did. We know all the damn silly things we've done for a thousand years and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, someday we'll stop making the goddamn funeral pyres and jumping in the middle of them. We pick up a few more people that remember every generation. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#163. Thinking a man good, we risk his duplicity. Thinking a man bad, we deny sanctuary. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#164. I love writing, it's the center of my life. If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#165. Inside each man, though he did not know it, nor ever considered it, was the image of the woman he someday must love. Whether she was composed of all the music he had ever heard or all the trees he had ever seen or all the friends of his childhood, certainly no one could tell. Whether the eyes were his mother's, and the chin that of a girl cousin swimming in a summer lake twenty-five years ago, this was unknowable also. But most men carried this image, like a locket, like a pearl-cameo, in their head a lifetime, taking it out only rarely, taking it never, after marriage, afraid then to compare it to the reality. And most men never saw the woman they would love anywhere, in the dark theatre, in a book, or passing on the street. They saw her only after midnight when the city was asleep and the pillow was cool under their heads. And she was a composite of all dreams and all women and every moonlit night since the calendar began. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#166. Teachers are to inspire; librarians are to fulfill. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#167. It was indeed a time between, one second their thoughts all brambled airedale, the next all silken slumbering cat. It was a time to go to bed, yet still they lingered reluctant as boys to give over and wander in wide circles to pillow and night thoughts. It was a time to say much but not all. It was a time after first discoveries but not last ones. It was wanting to know everything and wanting to know nothing. It was the new sweetness of men starting to talk as they must talk. It was the possible bitterness of revelation. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#168. Sometimes the man who looks happiest in town, with the biggest smile, is the one carrying the biggest load of sin. There are smiles & smiles; learn to tell the dark variety from the light. The seal-barker, the laugh-shouter, half the time he's covering up. He's had his fun & he's guilty. And all men do love sin, Will, oh how they love it, never doubt, in all shapes, sizes, colors & smells. Times come when troughs, not tables, suit appetites. Hear a man too loudly praising others & look to wonder if he didn't just get up from the sty. On the other hand, that unhappy, pale, put-upon man walking by, who looks all guilt & sin, why, often that's your good man with a capital G, Will. For being good is a fearful occupation; men strain at it & sometimes break in two. I've known a few. You work twice as hard to be a farmer as to be his hog. I suppose it's thinking about trying to be good makes the crack run up the wall one night. A man with high standards, too, the least hair falls on him sometimes wilts his spine. He can't let himself alone, won't let himself off the hook if he falls just a breath from grace. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#169. Can't you recognize the human in the inhuman? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#170. Look for the little loves. Find and shape the little bitternesses. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#171. But souls can't be sold. They can only be lost and never found again. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#172. Dandelion wine. The words were summer on the tongue. The wine was summer caught and stoppered ... sealed away for opening on a January day with snow falling fast and the sun unseen for weeks ... #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#173. Where strangers scanned each other's faces and found yesterday's sunrise instead of tomorrow's midnight. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#174. Last night I thought about all the kerosene I've used in the past ten years. And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books. A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper. And I'd never even thought that thought before ... It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I come along in two minutes and boom! it's all over. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#175. The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." ~Ray Bradbury #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#176. Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#177. You can't build a house without nails and wood. If you don't want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides of a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#178. About this grass now. I didn't finish telling. It grows so close it's guaranteed to kill off clover and dandelions-"
"Great God in heaven! That means no dandelion wine next year! That means no bees crossing our lot! You're out of your mind, son #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#179. It could reach up and grab the moon. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#180. He felt his smile slide away, melt, fold over and down on itself like a tallow skin, like the stuff of a fantastic candle burning too long and now collapsing and now blown out. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#181. Acting without knowing takes you right off the cliff. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#182. The folks I read as a kid really set me up. I owe a huge debt to Ray Bradbury and Madeleine L'Engle. #Quote by Karen Russell
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#183. A lot will be lost that way, of course.
But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under them. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#184. The blows of his heart might jar him loose, crash him down, but he was glad to hear them, know himself alive. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#185. Ideas and philosophies change just as machines do. Religions changed because of the birth control pill. Politics changes because of the hydrogen bomb. All because of science fictional inventions. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#186. The library is the biggest cracker box factory in the world. The more you eat, the more you want. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#187. They felt lonely. They felt so alone, they wanted to cry. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#188. Sometimes writers write about a world that does not yet exist. We do it for a hundred reasons. (Because it's good to look forward, not back. Because we need to illuminate a path we hope or we fear humanity will take. Because the world of the future seems more enticing or more interesting than the world of today. Because we need to warn you. To encourage. To examine. To imagine.) The reasons for writing about the day after tomorrow, and all the tomorrows that follow it, are as many and as varied as the people writing. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#189. Love will fly if held too lightly, love will die if held too tightly. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#190. Eminent, eminent people, one and all, members of the Society for the Prevention of Fantasy, advocators of the banishment of Halloween and Guy Fawkes, killers of bats, burners of books, bearers of torches; good clean citizens, every one, who had waited until the rough men had come up and buried the Martians and cleansed the cities and built the towns and repaired the highways and made everything safe. And then, with everything well on its way to Safety, the Spoil-Funs, the people with mercurochrome for blood and iodine-colored eyes, came now to set up their Moral Climates and dole out goodness to everyone. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#191. They pointed at each other, with starlight burning in their limbs like daggers and icicles and fireflies, and then fell to judging their limbs again, each finding himself intact, hot, excited, stunned, awed, and the other, ah yes, that other over there, unreal, a ghostly prism flashing the accumulated light of distant worlds ... .
...
Now Tomas laughed. "You're blind!"
"I see very well. You are the one who does not see. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#192. Today we haved touched Mars. There is life on Mars, and it us us-extensions of our eyes in all directions, extensions of our mind, extensions of our heart and soul have touched Mars today. That's the message to look for there: We are on Mars. We are the Martians! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#193. For everyone nowadays knows, absolutely is CERTAIN, that nothing bad will ever happen to ME. Others die, I go on. There are no consequences and no responsibilities. Except that there ARE. But let's not talk about them, eh? By the time the consequences catch up to you, it's too late, isn't it, Montag? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#194. Once in a lifetime anyway, it's nice to make a mistake if you think it'll do somebody some good," she #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#195. We must take arms each and every day, perhaps knowing that the battle cannot be entirely won, but fight we must, if only a gentle bout. The smallest effort to win means, at the end of each day, a sort of victory. Remember that pianist who said that if he did not pratice every day he would know, if he did not practice for two days, the critics would know, after three days, his audiences would know.
A variation of this is true for writers. Not that your style, whatever that is, would melt out of shape in those few days.
But what would happen is that the world would catch up with and try to sicken you. If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act crazy, or both. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#196. Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#197. I'm inclined to believe you need the psychiatrist. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#198. Kerosene," he said, because the silence had lengthened, "is nothing but perfume to me. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#199. Once you kill all of us, and you're alone, you'll die! The hate will die. That hate is what moves you, nothing else! That envy moves you. Nothing else! You'll die, inevitably. You're not immortal. You're not even alive, you're nothing but moving hate. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#200. 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. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
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#201. Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention. #Quote by James Arthur Ray
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#202. Winners take the action that others won't. #Quote by James Arthur Ray
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#203. My strength is my weakness and weakness is my strength #Quote by Ray Mancini
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#204. Here are the choices I don't want to make: between paying additional fuel costs and flying and steaming less; between paying additional fuel costs and building fewer ships and planes. #Quote by Ray Mabus
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#205. Not a ray is dimmed, not an atom worn; nature's oldest force is as good as new. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#206. If there's one thing Gus Uhlenbeek's got, it's pace and determination. #Quote by Ray Houghton
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#207. Sugar Ray wouldn't give me a rematch, and that's the reason I walked away from boxing. #Quote by Marvin Hagler
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#208. Education is beautification of the inner world and the outer world. #Quote by Amit Ray
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#209. One cubic inch of nanotube circuitry, once fully developed, would be up to one hundred million times more powerful than the human brain.9 #Quote by Ray Kurzweil
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#210. Once we have inexpensive energy, we can readily and inexpensively convert the vast amount of dirty and salinated water we have on the planet to usable water. #Quote by Ray Kurzweil
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#211. You're just going to bear witness to his life. I think sometimes that's the greatest gift we can give one another. #Quote by Jeanne Ray
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#212. The tears in my pus-filled eyes became a thousand little crystals of ever color. Like stained-glass windows, I thought. God is with you today, Papi! In the midst of nature's monstrous elements, in the wind, the immenseness of the sea, the depth of the waves, the imposing green roof of the bush, you feel your own infinitesimal smallness, and perhaps it's here, without looking for Him, that you find God, that you touch Him with your finger. I had sensed Him at night during the thousands of hours I had spent buried alive in dank dungeons without a ray of sun; I touched Him today in a sun that would devour everything too weak to resist it. I touched God, I felt Him around me, inside me. He even whispered in my ear: You will suffer; you will suffer more. But this time I am on your side. You will be free. You will, I promise you. #Quote by Henri Charriere
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#213. I am Elaine
dughter of Barnard of Ascolat.
Motherless.
Sisterless.
I sing these words to you now,
because the point of light grows smaller
ever smaller now,
ever more distant now.
And with this song, I pray I may
push back the tides of war and death.
So, I sing these words
that this light, this tiny
ray of light and hope may live on.
I dare not hope that I
may live on too. #Quote by Lisa Ann Sandell
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#214. Just like you can buy grades of silk, you can buy grades of justice. #Quote by Ray Charles
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#215. Meditation is a journey to know yourself. Knowing yourself has many layers. Start knowing your bodily discomforts. Know your success, know your failures. Know your fears. Know your irritations. Know your pleasures, joy and happiness. Know your mental wounds. Go deeper and examine every feeling you have. #Quote by Amit Ray
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#216. You're a hard negotiator, Ray-Baby."
"I'm going to get a lot harder if you call me that again."
"Give me a minute. Less than a minute. I'm almost certain I can make a filthy joke in response to that."
"No", I told him. "No, for the love of God, don't. #Quote by Cherie Priest
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#217. My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful. #Quote by Satyajit Ray
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#218. I AM A RAY OF HOPE - I AM SOMEONE SPECIAL WITH A DIVINE PURPOSE. #Quote by Charlena E. Jackson
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#219. There's a lot more future in hamburgers than in baseball. #Quote by Ray Kroc
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#220. I would like to do a lot more of it, I feel comfortable with it and basically it's all in the writing. I'm not a personality type actor, I need a good script in order to be funny, but it's definitely something that I like doing. #Quote by Ray Liotta
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#221. Sanjivani chakra and the ayush chakra are the two key chakras for enhancing immunity and longevity. They strengthen the T cells of the immune system. #Quote by Amit Ray
Ray Bradbury quotes by Stevie Ray Vaughan
#222. After I changed the string we picked up right where we left off - and punched back in at the same time. I don't know if this has ever been done before. The engineer sort of looked at us weird, but we got it on the first take. #Quote by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Ray Bradbury quotes by Jack Canfield
#223. Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's, said, There are three keys to success: 1. Being at the right place at the right time. 2. Knowing you are there. 3. Taking action. #Quote by Jack Canfield
Ray Bradbury quotes by Ray Nagin
#224. Excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed. #Quote by Ray Nagin
Ray Bradbury quotes by Georges Bataille
#225. Love then screams in my own throat; I am the Jesuve, the filthy parody of the torrid and blinding sun.
I want to have my throat slashed while violating the girl to whom I will have been able to say: you are the night.
The Sun exclusively loves the Night and directs its luminous violence, its ignoble shaft, toward the earth, but finds itself incapable of reaching the gaze or the night, even though the nocturnal terrestrial expanses head continuously toward the indecency of the solar ray.
The solar annulus is the intact anus of her body at eighteen years to which nothing sufficiently blinding can be compared except the sun, even though the anus is night. #Quote by Georges Bataille
Ray Bradbury quotes by Ray Kurzweil
#226. Our technology, our machines, is part of our humanity. We created them to extend ourselves, and that is what is unique about human beings. #Quote by Ray Kurzweil
Ray Bradbury quotes by Amit Ray
#227. Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air,new lights and new truths to enter. #Quote by Amit Ray
Ray Bradbury quotes by Dennis Miller
#228. Ray Lewis knifed through those offensive linemen like a sucker-punch switchblade slicing between the ribs of some inebriated trash-talking punk outside a sports bar. #Quote by Dennis Miller
Ray Bradbury quotes by Ray Floyd
#229. I had a prejudice against the British until I discovered that fifty percent of them were female. #Quote by Ray Floyd
Ray Bradbury quotes by Ray Lyman Wilbur
#230. Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness. #Quote by Ray Lyman Wilbur
Ray Bradbury quotes by Jeanne Ray
#231. I never knew people could be afraid of good news too. I realized that good news took you places you didn't know anything about. It changed everything as much as bad news. #Quote by Jeanne Ray
Ray Bradbury quotes by Amit Ray
#232. You are the perfect creation of God. Don't allow you to be down. God is experiencing through you. #Quote by Amit Ray
Ray Bradbury quotes by Ray Dalio
#233. I also believe that everyone needs to think independently and make their own decisions on what makes the most sense. #Quote by Ray Dalio
Ray Bradbury quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#234. Fellow man! Your whole life, like a sandglass, will always be reversed and will ever run out again, - a long minute of time will elapse until all those conditions out of which you were evolved return in the wheel of the cosmic process. And then you will find every pain and every pleasure, every friend and every enemy, every hope and every error, every blade of grass and every ray of sunshine once more, and the whole fabric of things which make up your life. This ring in which you are but a grain will glitter afresh forever. And in every one of these cycles of human life there will be one hour where, for the first time one man, and then many, will perceive the mighty thought of the eternal recurrence of all things: - and for mankind this is always the hour of Noon. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche

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