Ray Bradbury Quotes
Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. Fantasy shoves you off.
The Circus of Dr. Lao Introduction (1956)
We were put here as witnesses to the miracle of life. We see the stars, and we want them. We are beholden to give back to the universe.... If we make landfall on another star system, we become immortal.
Speech to National School Board Association (1995)
Old men only lie in wait for people to ask them to talk. Then they rattle on like a rusty elevator wheezing up a shaft.
Dandelion Wine (1957)
People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell with more. I want better.
Beyond 1984: The People Machines (1979)
My stories run up and bite me in the leg — I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.