Thank you Ray Bradbury

This is my favorite quote by the late Ray Bradbury.

“If you want to write,  if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling.

You must write every single day of your life.

You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.

You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.


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I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime.

I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.

May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise.

Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days.

And out of that love, remake a world.” Ray Bradbury


Ray Bradbury

august 22, 1920 – june 5, 2012


9 thoughts on “Thank you Ray Bradbury

  1. mtlawleyshire says:

    I’m trying to stay away from blogs ’cause of my workload, but couldn’t not pop in when I saw your post title – I cried at the news of his death. He was one who started me on my path 🙂


    • Sunshine says:

      First, let me send you *cyber energy rays to you Mtlawleyshire so you can get all your work done quicker and come out to ‘play’ in the blogging neighborhood and second, truth be told, I took Mr. Bradbury for granted. Now, as I reread his writings, I feel we have been blessed with such a creative writer…
      I appreciate you taking time out and visiting…may your weekend be as you desire. 🙂 Thanks!!


  2. Caddo Veil says:

    This is nothing short of MARVELOUS! Thank you, Sunshine, so much!! God bless you today–love, sis Caddo


    • Sunshine says:

      Hey ya sis! As I was telling Mtlawleyshire, I’m revisiting Mr. Bradbury’s writings and what a wonderful reader’s treat! May he rest in peace.
      Thank YOU for your visit–me smiling now…:)


    • Sunshine says:

      Now that is an interesting tidbit, Philo mouse…hmm, wonder if it has a deeper meaning eh? I have to admit, I did take Ray for granted–oopsie! I ran down to the library and cleaned out their Bradbury shelf, lol, and is getting reacquainted with his writings.
      Thanks for the share and have a great Sunday!! 🙂


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