Ray Bradbury Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old ray bradbury quotes, ray bradbury sayings, and ray bradbury proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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      

Ray Bradbury

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.     

Ray Bradbury

You fail only if you stop writing.      

Ray Bradbury

There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.     

Ray Bradbury

The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving there seem fixed to a sliding walk, letting the motion of the wind and the leaves carry her forward.     

Ray Bradbury

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.     

Ray Bradbury

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.     

Ray Bradbury

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.     

Ray Bradbury

Life is trying things to see if they work.     

Ray Bradbury

The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.     

Ray Bradbury

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.     

Ray Bradbury

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.     

Ray Bradbury

Libraries raised me.     

Ray Bradbury

There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.     

Ray Bradbury

See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.     

Ray Bradbury

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.     

Ray Bradbury

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.     

Ray Bradbury

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 writer.     

Ray Bradbury

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.     

Ray Bradbury

Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.     

Ray Bradbury

Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.     

Ray Bradbury

Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that's life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.     

Ray Bradbury

Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do.     

Ray Bradbury

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.     

Ray Bradbury

You have got to jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.     

Ray Bradbury

I was only kicking down the Christmas tree to get the star on top.     

Ray Bradbury

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.     

Ray Bradbury

Life is trying things to see if they work.     

Ray Bradbury

The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.     

Ray Bradbury

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.     

Ray Bradbury