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Ray Bradbury

Dátum narodenia: 22. august 1920
Dátum úmrtia: 5. jún 2012

Raymond Douglas Bradbury bol americký spisovateľ sci-fi a fantasy.

V roku 1939 vydal štyri čísla vlastného fanzinu Futuria Fantazia. Prvá publikovaná poviedka Hollerbochen's Dilemna mu vyšla v amatérskom fanzine Imagination! v roku 1938. Jeho prvá predaná poviedka bola Pendulum, ktorú napísal spolu s Henry Hassom. Najčastejšie spolupracoval s fanzinom Weird tales, kde v rokoch 1941 – 1948 publikoval celkom 25 poviedok.

Jeho najslávnejším dielom sú The Martian Chronicles . Kniha rozoberá vzájomné postavenie – ignoranciu ľudí a mimozemšťanov, ale hlavne o neschopnosť ľudí učiť sa z vlastných chýb.

Nemenej slávnym dielom je 451 stupňov Fahrenheita – pohľad na spoločnosť, kde zločinom je vlastniť a čítať knihy. Román sfilmoval francúzsky režisér Francois Truffaut. Wikipedia

„Three things are in your head: First, everything you have experienced from the day of your birth until right now.“

—  Ray Bradbury

The Paris Review interview (2010)
Kontext: Three things are in your head: First, everything you have experienced from the day of your birth until right now. Every single second, every single hour, every single day. Then, how you reacted to those events in the minute of their happening, whether they were disastrous or joyful. Those are two things you have in your mind to give you material. Then, separate from the living experiences are all the art experiences you’ve had, the things you’ve learned from other writers, artists, poets, film directors, and composers. So all of this is in your mind as a fabulous mulch and you have to bring it out. How do you do that? I did it by making lists of nouns and then asking, What does each noun mean? You can go and make up your own list right now and it would be different than mine. The night. The crickets. The train whistle. The basement. The attic. The tennis shoes. The fireworks. All these things are very personal. Then, when you get the list down, you begin to word-associate around it. You ask, Why did I put this word down? What does it mean to me? Why did I put this noun down and not some other word? Do this and you’re on your way to being a good writer. You can’t write for other people. You can’t write for the left or the right, this religion or that religion, or this belief or that belief. You have to write the way you see things.

„Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.“

—  Ray Bradbury, kniha Fahrenheit 451

Brown Daily Herald (24 March 1995)
Varianta: Stand at the top of a cliff and jump off and build your wings on the way down.
Zdroj: Fahrenheit 451

„On the whole, the change had done Huxley a share of good. Death made him a handsomer man to deal with. You could talk to him now and he’d have to listen.“

—  Ray Bradbury, kniha The Golden Apples of the Sun

The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl (1948)
The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953)

„You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.“

—  Ray Bradbury, kniha Ray Bradbury

As quoted in "Bradbury Still Believes in Heat of ‘Fahrenheit 451’" http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930312&slug=1689996, interview by Misha Berson, in ', credited to "Ray Bradbury, quoted by Misha Berson in Seattle Times", in "Quotable Quotes", The Reader's Digest, Vol. 144, No. 861, January 1994, p. 25 http://books.google.com/books?output=html&id=ZqqUAAAAIAAJ&q=%22people+to+stop+reading%22#search_anchor), or an indirect reference to the re-quoting in Reader's Digest (such as: The Times Book of Quotations (Philip Howard, ed.), 2000, Times Books and HarperCollins, p. 93
Variant: We're not teaching kids to read and write and think. … There's no reason to burn books if you don't read them.
As quoted in "At 80, Ray Bradbury Still Fighting the Future He Foresaw" http://www.raybradbury.com/articles_peoria.html, interview by Roger Moore, in The Peoria Journal Star (August 2000)
Kontext: The problem in our country isn't with books being banned, but with people no longer reading. Look at the magazines, the newspapers around us – it's all junk, all trash, tidbits of news. The average TV ad has 120 images a minute. Everything just falls off your mind. … You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

„You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.“

—  Ray Bradbury, kniha Zen in the Art of Writing

Zdroj: Zen in the Art of Writing

„We never sit anything out. 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, kniha Zen in the Art of Writing

Varianta: We never sit anything out. We are cups, quietly and constantly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
Zdroj: Zen in the Art of Writing (1990) <!-- page 120 of the mass market paperback edition -->
Kontext: From now on I hope always to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out. We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.

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