In this lifetime most people of the world know that eternity exist in some most wonderful and perfect way. In this life we are all by-products of one another, we exist to be who we are, and simply put, Ray Bradbury has captured the heart and minds of our most imaginative desires. Not only is Ray Bradbury one of the most accomplished Science-Fiction/Fantasy writers of our lifetime; he is also one of the most modest great contributors of the vocal world where reality meets fantasy unbound. The next quotations from Ray Bradbury bring forth the light of day where mankind humanity is but a glimpse into eternity.
“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
“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.
“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.
“If you don’t like what you’re doing, then don’t do it.
“If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
“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.
“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.
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
“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.
“You fail only if you stop writing.
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
What more can be said from a man whom life is stipulated by his love of the written word. The most intimate relationship we have as human beings is our communion within the universe of things yet to be said.