Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ray Bradbury: August 20, 1920 - June 5, 2012

This morning, my mother told me that she had read
Ray Bradbury had passed away. 

What a talent.

Now, I can't help but want to climb into bed with his books--and get out my ballpoint
and journal.

I never did pull out "Dandelion Wine," during the month of May, as it was suggested,
and I now I really wish I had.  June ought to be a good month, too.

What's your favorite Bradbury read?

"Don't talk about it; write."

"Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things."

"I've often been accused of being too emotional and sentimental, but I believe in honest sentiment, and the need to purge ourselves at certain times, which is ancient. Men would live at least five or six more years and not have ulcers if they could cry better."

"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."

"There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel."

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Steve Finnell June 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM  

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