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Ray Bradbury
(22 Aug 1920 - 6 Jun 2012)

American science-fiction writer who was one of the most popular writers, whose output includes the genres of fantasy, mystery and horror. From the 1950s, his work has been produced as films, TV programs and radio dramas, such as The Martian Chronicles (TV miniseries, 1980), and It Came From Outer Space (movie, 1953).

Science Quotes by Ray Bradbury (8 quotes)

Ray Bradbury Aug 1975
August 1975. Photo by Alan Light. (source)
I believe in Darwin and God together.
— Ray Bradbury
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 34
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I believe the universe created us—we are an audience for miracles.
— Ray Bradbury
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 7
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In our time this search [for extraterrestrial life] will eventually change our laws, our religions, our philosophies, our arts, our recreations, as well as our sciences. Space, the mirror, waits for life to come look for itself there.
— Ray Bradbury
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Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself; Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’’re talking about
— Ray Bradbury
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Science-fiction balances you on the cliff. Fantasy shoves you off.
— Ray Bradbury
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The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance— the idea that anything is possible.
— Ray Bradbury
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Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
— Ray Bradbury
In Los Angeles Times (9 Aug 1976). As cited in Bill Swainson (ed.) Encarta Book of Quotations (200), 131.
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What is there about fire that's so lovely? ... It's perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did. Or almost perpetual motion. ... What is fire? It's a mystery. Scientists give us gobbledegook about friction and molecules. But they don't really know.
[Fahrenheit 451 refers to the temperature at which book paper burns. In the short novel of this title 'firemen' burn books forbidden by the totalitaran regime.]
— Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 (1953, 1996), 115.
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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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