"So the next time you shop [at a bookstore], think of it as not only supporting local business, but not supporting a system that devalues everything in its path."
— Work Hard. Have Fun. Take Advil. - Village Books Blog
"Bradbury couldn’t have known to what extent his vision of the city would play out when he was writing this story in the 1950s, but not surprisingly he was spot on about the consequences of building cities around cars instead of people."
— From Ray Bradbury’s Vision of the Dystopian City in the Atlantic.
"There was poetry in the short stories, and it didn’t matter that I was missing so much as a boy: what I took from the stories was enough."
This entire article by Neil Gaiman about Ray Bradbury perfectly sums up everything about what it means to be a good writer.
A man who won’t forget Ray Bradbury, The Guardian.
"While I remained earthbound, I would time-travel, listening to the grownups, who on warm nights gathered outside on the lawns and porches to talk and reminisce. At the end of the Fourth of July, after the uncles had their cigars and philosophical discussions, and the aunts, nephews, and cousins had their ice-cream cones or lemonade, and we’d exhausted all the fireworks, it was the special time, the sad time, the time of beauty. It was the time of the fire balloons."
— Ray Bradbury’s final essay, Take Me Home.