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The rain continued. It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a mizzle, a downpour, a fountain, a whipping at the eyes, an undertow at the ankles; it was a rain to drown all rains and the memory of rains.


Ray Bradbury

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Oh God, midnight’s not bad, you wake and go back to sleep, one or two’s not bad, you toss but sl...
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I sometimes think drivers don't know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly,"...
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It was a pleasure to burn.
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Everyone must leave something behind when he dies . . . Something your hand touched some way so your...
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They knew how to live with nature and get along with nature. They didn't try too hard to be all men ...
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How talented was death. How many expressions and manipulations of hand, face, body, no two alike. Th...
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I talk. Jim runs. I tilt stones, Jim grabs the cold junk under the stones and -lickety-split! I clim...
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You don't have to burn books, do you, if the world starts to fill up with nonreaders, nonlearners, n...
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The autumn leaves blew over the moonlit pavement in such a way as to make the girl who was moving th...
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It doesn't matter what you do...so long as you change something from the way it was before you touch...
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A book is a loaded gun in the house next door...Who knows who might be the target of the well-read m...
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I've always figured it that you die each day and each day is a box, you see, all numbered and neat; ...
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Сякаш някои издърпа запушалка и всичката сива морска в...
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Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, n...
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Jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
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In Hollywood, they think they know it all. You, as a writer, are essentially an outsider. Novelists ...
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I used to take my short stories to girls' homes and read them to them. Can you imagine the react...
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Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.
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I've been afraid of people playing their life away with too many toys.
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I don't have a computer. A computer's a typewriter. I already have a typewriter.
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Will any of those men under you ever really understand all this? They're professional cynics, and it...
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They walked still farther and the girl said, "Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead...
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A Sound of Thunder,
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Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall
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A Witch is born out of the true hungers of her time,” she said. “I was born out of New York. The...
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With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and s...
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It's lack that gives us inspiration. It's not fullness.
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There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit ma...
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If you did not write every day, the poisons would accumulate and you would begin to die, or act craz...
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This afternoon, burn down the house. Tomorrow, pour critical water upon the simmering coals. Time en...
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What are the best things and the worst things in your life, and when are you going to get around to ...
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That's the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.
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If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.
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And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for the things he did. I...
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I have two rules in life - to hell with it, whatever it is, and get your work done.
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There's no use going to school unless your final destination is the library.
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We've gotta become the Martians. I'm a Martian - I tell you to become Martians. And we'v...
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Stuff your eyes with wonder . . . live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's m...
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If you are going to describe the history of animation, you'd look at the early Disney work, then...
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If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship...
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Ideas excite me, and as soon as I get excited, the adrenaline gets going and the next thing I know I...
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God, how we get our fingers in each other's clay. That's friendship, each playing the potter to see ...
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Stuff your eyes with wonder," he said, "live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It...
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Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around."
"Oh, they don't miss me," she ...
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Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I s...
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The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every nigh...
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We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The...
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Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a paint...
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Facts quite often, I fear to confess, like lawyers, put me to sleep at noon. Not theories, however. ...
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So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.
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