The Honey Pot
"It’s not going to do any good to land on Mars if we’re stupid."
— Ray Bradbury. [full interview here] (via nprfreshair)

(via nprfreshair)

"If we listened to our intellect we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go in business because we’d be cynical: “It’s gonna go wrong.” Or “She’s going to hurt me.” Or, “I’ve had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore …” Well, that’s nonsense. You’re going to miss life. You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down."
— Ray Bradbury [Bradbury on Fresh Air] (via nprfreshair)

(via nprfreshair)

fuckyeahmanuscripts:


In 1963, a sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors of literary, commercial, and science fiction. Did they consciously plant symbols in their work? he asked. Who noticed symbols appearing from their subconscious, and who saw them arrive in their text, unbidden, created in the minds of their readers? When this happened, did the authors mind?

It’s the question that haunts every English student. Click on the picture to see answers from Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Ray Bradbury, and more. 

fuckyeahmanuscripts:

In 1963, a sixteen-year-old San Diego high school student named Bruce McAllister sent a four-question mimeographed survey to 150 well-known authors of literary, commercial, and science fiction. Did they consciously plant symbols in their work? he asked. Who noticed symbols appearing from their subconscious, and who saw them arrive in their text, unbidden, created in the minds of their readers? When this happened, did the authors mind?

It’s the question that haunts every English student. Click on the picture to see answers from Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Ray Bradbury, and more. 

(via hugohouse)

"My stories run up and bite me on the leg— I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off."
— Ray Bradbury (via libraryland)

(via hugohouse)

thedailywhat:

This Is Funny, You Should Listen To It of the Day: “Fuck Me, Ray Bradbury” — comedienne Rachel Bloom’s raunchy ode to the legendary soon-to-be-nonagenarian sci-fi writer — is quite possibly the filthiest pop song about fucking an aging author since Hilary Duff’s “I Want To Get On William Gibson.”

(NSFW, explicit lyrics about fucking Ray Bradbury.)

[d|m.]

nsfw but very important. It saddens me that I didn’t know about it until this very moment.