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You don't read in your own field. You read in that field when you're young, so that you can learn.
All my stories are like the Greek and Roman myths, and the Egyptian myths, and the Old and New Testament.
All of my writing is God-given.
Burroughs is crap. Crap.
'Fahrenheit 451' postulates a lot of things I didn't want to have happen.
I don't go around thinking I'm Ray Bradbury all the time.
I don't have a computer. A computer's a typewriter. I already have a typewriter.
I don't see myself as a philosopher. That's awfully boring.
We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.
All the women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers.
Any experience that touches you, in any particular way, is good. It can be a horrible experience.
First grade is very cheap. It's the later grades where you have to spend a lot of money if you don't do it right.
Most members of Congress are politicians. They're bores.
The first stories I wrote when I was 12 were about Mars and landing on Mars.
We've gotta reinvest in space travel. We should've never left the moon.
I've only written one science-fiction book: 'Fahrenheit 451.' That book is a book based on real facts and my hatred of people who destroy books.
If I'd found out that Norman Mailer liked me. I'd have killed myself.
Millions of students now, in all the schools of America, are reading science fiction and especially, thank God, 'The Martian Chronicles.'
Most of my short stories are fantasy.
Scientists have to have a metaphor. All scientists start with imagination.
We've got to dumb America up again.
Once the automobile appeared you could have predicted that it would destroy as many people as it did.
My stories run up and bite me on the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
If you are going to describe the history of animation, you'd look at the early Disney work, then 'Bugs Bunny,' 'Road Runner' and other Warner Brothers theatrical productions. But when you got to 'Rocky and Bullwinkle,' you'd see they were unique: They assumed you had a brain in your head.
If you know how to read, you have a complete education about life, then you know how to vote within a democracy. But if you don't know how to read, you don't know how to decide. That's the great thing about our country - we're a democracy of readers, and we should keep it that way.
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