Five Quotes from Ray Bradbury

August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for." 

"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." 

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them." 

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down." 

"If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it." 

Okay, three more... 

"We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts."

"You can't try to do things; you simply must do them." 

"We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." 

More in the Five Quotes series here. 

Urban Simplicity.