Last week’s post featuring some thoughts from a favorite author luminary led me to this week’s post. I’ll get back to etymologies and such next week, but for now, I hope you’ll have a good time with the ever-prolific & fascinating Ray Bradbury.
Born in 1929 & leaving this universe we know in 2012, author of 500 works, Ray Bradbury won the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, the National Medal of Arts, & the National Book Foundation Medal, & tons more. Known best as a science fiction novelist & short story author whose stories always valued character above technology, Bradbury also wrote TV scripts, poems, plays, & screenplays. Here is a tiny sampling of his thoughts:
“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”
“You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.”
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
“Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.”
I’m hoping some of you might choose a quote from above & have something to say about it in the comments section.
Big thanks to this week’s sources: RayBradbury.com, SearchQuotes, BrainyQuote, & Quotes.net - photo from FamousAuthors.org
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