Ray Douglas Bradbury was one of the most prolific American writers who made a name for himself in the science fiction, mystery fiction and horror genres. Being devoid of college education, he emphasized on the need for knowledge and literacy. Bradbury was famous for his novels such as ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘I Sing the Body Electric’, ‘The Illustrated Man’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles’. He was also the scriptwriter consultant for hit movies such as ‘Moby Dick’ and ‘It Came from Outer Space’. He went on to receive accolades such as American Academy of Arts and Letters, Daytime Emmy Award, National Medal of Arts and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Majority of Bradbury’s works made their way into theatres, comic books and television. The New York Times designated Bradbury as the pioneer in translating modern science fiction into literary mainstream. He received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush for his exceptional contribution in the field of literature. We have curated Bradbury’s notable quotes and thoughts from his writings. Let us browse through these quotes from this legend.
We've gotta become the Martians. I'm a Martian - I tell you to become Martians. And we've gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a chance of living forever.
If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read, you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.
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.
After Hiroshima was bombed, I saw a photograph of the side of a house with the shadows of the people who had lived there burned into the wall from the intensity of the bomb. The people were gone, but their shadows remained.
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.