Quotes About Ray Bradbury

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Quotes About Ray Bradbury

I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka.
— Margaret Atwood —

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. - RAY BRADBURY

— Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

I've written about 2,000 short stories; I've only published 300 and I feel I'm still learning. Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he'll eventually make some kind of career for himself as a writer.
Ray Bradbury, 1967 interview
(Doing the Math - that means for every story he sold, he wrote six "un-publishable" ones. Keep typing!)

— Ray Bradbury

After all, when we had all the books we needed, we still insisted on finding
the highest cliff to jump off. But we do need a breather. We do need knowledge.
And perhaps in a thousand years we might pick smaller cliffs to jump off. Books
are to remind us what asses and fools we are.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

— Ray Bradbury

Margaret Atwood, J.G. Ballard, Ray Bradbury, Jim Crace, Arthur C. Clarke, Russell Hoban, Anna Kavan, Doris Lessing, Cormac McCarthy, Walter M. Miller, Tim O'Brien, Will Self and Marcel Theroux,

— Bill Bryson

If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want.

— Frederik Pohl

In Los Angeles you get the sense sometimes that there's a mysterious patrol at night: when the streets are empty and everyone's asleep, they go erasing the past. It's like a bad Ray Bradbury story - 'The Memory Erasers'.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I thought I was going to be a horror story writer. My influences were horror writers, like Rich Matheson, Ray Bradbury and Bram Stoker.

— Christopher Moore

Stephen King consummately honors several traditions with his rare paperback original, 'Joyland.' He addresses the novel of carny life and sideshows, where the midway serves as microcosm, such as in those famous books by Ray Bradbury, Charles Finney and William Lindsay Gresham.

— Paul Di Filippo

Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.

— Buzz Aldrin

I never had a favourite book! I liked all kinds of things - science fiction, so I read Heinlen and Ray Bradbury, and I also liked reading about kids like myself, so I read Judy Blume and Norma Klein and Paula Danzinger and a lot of other writers. I also read James Herriot!

— Rebecca Stead

I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka.

— Margaret Atwood

As for the writers who have influenced me they are many. Hemingway, Chandler, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont, William Goldman, Flannery O'Conner, Carson McCullers, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and so many others. As a kid Kipling and Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Robert E. Howard.

— Joe R. Lansdale

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