President Obama said “His gift for storytelling reshaped our culture and expanded our world.” Steven Spielberg said “He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career.”
Ray Bradbury — one of our favorite writers, first and forever — inspired generations with his novels “The Martian Chronicles,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “Dandelion Wine,” “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and more than 600 short stories.
Bradbury won a National Medal of the Arts in 2004, a special distinguished career citation from the Pulitzer Board in 2007, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named their screenwriting award in his honor in 1992.
His legacy will not only live on in his books, film, television and theatre, but in the minds and hearts of everyone he touched.
His wisdom included quotes like this one:
If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or,”I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . .” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
There are tons more:
Ray Bradbury Quotes