Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #18

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

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #17

Dandelion Wine, like most of my books and stories was a surprise. I began to learn the nature of such surprises, thank God, when I was fairly young as a writer. … No one told me to surprise myself … I learned to let my senses and past, tell me all that was somehow true. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #14

Who are your friends? Do they believe in you? Or did they stunt your growth with ridicule and disbelief? If the latter, you haven’t any friends. Go find some. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #10

We can learn from every man or woman or child around us when, we can learn from every man or woman or child around us when, touched and moved, they tell us something they loved or hated this day, Yesterday, or some other day long past. At a given moment, the fuse, after sputtering wetly, flares, and the fireworks begin. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #8

Be certain of this: when honest love speaks, went true admiration begins, when excitement rises, when hate curls like smoke, you need never doubt that creativity will stay with you for a lifetime. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #7

When people ask me where I get my ideas, I laugh. How strange, we’re so busy looking out, to find ways and means, we forget to look in. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #5

Ideas lie everywhere, like apples fallen and melting in the grass for lack of wayfaring strangers with an eye and a tongue for beauty, whether absurd, horrific, or genteel. ~ Ray Bradbury