I Love Ray Bradbury

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    "We need not to be let alone.

    We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important. About something real?" ...Ray Bradbury
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 17

    Wrote some of the best

    and most entertaining stories about Ireland I've ever read. I highly recommend them.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 15, 2015

    Bradbury's first encounter with the woman

    who would become his wife occurred because she thought he was shoplifting.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 5
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 5

    "I have never listened to anyone

    who criticized my taste in space, travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room." ...Ray Bradbury
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 4

    Thinking about my favorite Bradbury story,

    "The Man." Storyline is that a space expedition makes first contact with an ancient civilization only to find that no one cares because by whatever name he went by on that world Jesus had come back on day before. The ultimate case of bad timing. Great story.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 2, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 4

    "We are cups, constantly

    and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." ...Ray Bradbury
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 2

    I Sing the Body Electric!

    A great short story with an equally great title.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 10

    In the early years of his marriage a gas

    station phone was his home phone.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 5

    Ray Bradbury was a descendant of Mary Bradbury,

    who was tried for witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 4

    I've read so many different authors

    but few have had the impact upon me with the same effect of Ray Bradbury. In the past I never cared much for science fiction, unless it was Wells or Verne it never came across well on paper, however Bradbury's stories are excellent. Also short stories were frustrating for me...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 1, 2015

    Bradbury Is My Hero.

    My favorite book - "Something Wicked This Way Comes". His "October Country" and "From the Dust Returned" are also rather ingenius. My friend is always trying to convince me that Farenheit 451 is the best book Bradbury ever wrote but I just can't...
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    26-30
    1 Response Sep 7, 2008
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 5

    I read "Something Wicked this Way Comes"

    when I was about 13 years old : just the right age to be truly unnerved when I discovered the secret of the carousel! It really disturbed me, but I still loved the book. The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, very different from "something wicked", are masterpieces.
    JohnWatsonMD JohnWatsonMD
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 25, 2014

    I hope I can live the rest of my life with the

    joy Ray Bradbury lived throughout his.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 10

    "The important thing is to be in love with

    something." ...Ray Bradbury
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 16

    I recommend the book,

    "Bradbury Speaks; Too Soon from the Cave, Too Fat from the Stars. Essays on the Past, the Future and Everything in Between. In this book Bradbury speaks about writing, science fiction, the people he has known, Paris, Los Angeles and life. Here was a man who never lost his...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Dec 23, 2015

    One of the best stories I have ever read is A

    Sound of Thunder, a story of time travel. A company that provides time travel vacations sends a group of big game hunters into the past in order to allow them to kill a dinosaur. Tyrannosaurus Rex of course. There are strict rules, one being you cannot stray from a set path. Of...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Nov 7, 2015

    He made me love SciFi!

    F451 was my favorite book
    SilverStarsz SilverStarsz
    16-17
    Mar 5

    "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
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Feb 16

    Bradbury's The Rocket Man is probably one of

    the greatest short stories ever. Its last sentence "And, for a long while, the only days we ever went out to walk were the dayswhen it was raining and there was no sun", pronounced by a boy after his father died when his rocket fell in the sun, is a perfect description of how...
    Cierzo Cierzo
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 8, 2015
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