From "Drunk on Writing: Ray Bradbury’s Gifts to Humanity," by Casey Rae, The Contrarian, June 6, 2012
Some choice Bradbury-isms:
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.
I’m not afraid of machines. I don’t think the robots are taking over. I think the men who play with toys have taken over. And if we don’t take the toys out of their hands, we’re fools.
I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.
I don’t believe in being serious about anything. I think life is too serious to be taken seriously.
The women in my life have all been librarians, English teachers, or booksellers… I have always longed for education, and pillow talk’s the best.
Don’t talk about it; write.
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance — the idea that anything is possible.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
See also: "21 Ray Bradbury Quotes: Your Moment of Friday Writing Zen," by Zachary Petit, Writer's Digest, Feb. 17, 2012