Friday, June 8, 2012

Visiting Teresa Today



Teresa C over at the Journaling Woman interviewed me this week—she asked some fun questions, so you should go over THERE and see what we have to say!!!

And so for HERE, I will just share a few Ray Bradbury quotes. He died this week at age 91. A good long life doing what he loved.

"If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."

 "Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."

 "If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder."

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



I will try, Ray. Rest in Peace.
 
 

13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He was a great and influential writer!

SA Larsenッ said...

I completely agree with Alex!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Oh Ray. We will miss you. Seems it's been a tough year for some of the greats

Journaling Woman said...

His awesome writing has influenced me and my writing. I'm glad he had a long life, but of course we don't want to see him go.

Teresa

Summer Ross said...

There is something to be said about such a great writer living clear up into his 90's and influencing so many people. He is an inspiration.

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

beautiful. :(

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Don't think? Taking it off my list now.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Hart, that is a moving quote. "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
- Maurice Mitchell
The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
@thegeektwins | @mauricem1972

Helena said...

I read a couple obituaries of Ray Bradbury and was very impressed with the man himself (I always knew he was a great writer). Love his quote about building your wings as you're falling down.

Hart Johnson said...

Helena-that has been my response, too--I always knew I liked a lot of his writing (at least a lot of it--not a Farenheit fan) but I've loved looking at his attitude about life and writing. He was always impressive as a writer, but I love that he was also impressive as a man.

Susanna said...

Your blog is awesome, love it! :) happy summer!

xoxo
Susanna
http://susanna-behindmyeyes.blogspot.com

RaShelle Workman said...

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." LOVE THIS! Hope you're having a great weekend.

Medeia Sharif said...

Those are great quotes from Bradbury. He was one of my favorite writers. RIP.