November142013
“So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless. We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam. Even fireworks, for all their prettiness, come from chemistry of the earth. Yet somehow we think we can grow, feeding on flowers and fireworks, without completing the cycle back to reality. Do you know the legend of Hercules and Antaeus, the giant wrestler, whose strength was so incredible so long as he stood firmly on the earth? But when he was held, rootless, in midair, by Hercules, he perished easily. If there isn’t something in that legend for us today, in this city, in our time, then I am completely insane.” Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via bookchatt)

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July132012
“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.” Ray Bradbury (via pavorst)
June72012

“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.” - Ray Bradbury

“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”Ray Bradbury

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12PM

“When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week. I did this every week for almost ten years and finally, in 1947, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated from the library when I was twenty-seven. I discovered that the library is the real school.” - Ray Bradbury, 1920 - 2012.

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June52012
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August82011
logicalbadluck:

Fahrenheit 451

This is incredible!

logicalbadluck:

Fahrenheit 451

This is incredible!

March32011
“There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay there for nothing.” Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via bibliopornography)

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February132011
“School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored. Life is immediate, the job counts, pleasure lies all about after work. Why learn anything save pressing buttons, pulling switches, fitting nuts and bolts?” Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
January172011
“Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.” Ray Bradbury (via liquidnight)

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