Ray Bradbury Once Said…

Ray Douglas Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 and died on June 5, 2012. Ray was an American author and screenwriter. Probably best known for his novel Fahrenheit 451.

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. – Ray Bradbury

I feel this is a good analogy for how we are in life that we’re all like cups and we are filled with knowledge and what Ray’s trying to say is it’s not always easy to open up ones self to show others the beauty that lies within us. Whether it is creativity, knowledge, invention, writing that makes us unique. It’s not always easy to figure out how to express or show that side of ourselves and when we do it is very special.

At the end of your life, if you don’t come to the end and look back and realize that you did not celebrate, then you wasted it. – Ray Bradbury.

Simply worded otherwise by Stephen King, All Work and No Play Makes Jack a dull Boy. We should take the time to celebrate and not just birthday and holidays but ordinary days, take time out to appreciate a beautiful autumn day, a sunrise or sunset, spring blossoms in bloom, the way the sand feels on your feet, the smell of rain… just enjoying watching those stars, aurora borealis, sitting by a campfire. Whatever it is that brings you peace and a bit of joy. Celebrate life.

Libraries are absolutely at the center of my life. Since I couldn’t afford to go to college, I attended the library three or four days a week from age eighteen on, and graduated from the library when I was twenty-eight. – Ray Bradbury

I’d like to think in some ways growing up I did something similar. I often spent time in the library in different sections, learning something new, I would read the encyclopedias and I still find myself looking up things and learning something new. I’ve often said that while I have gone to college and taken many courses I’ve learned a lot more I feel from the reading I’ve done and that’s why I feel it is so important to read and to teach your children the joy of reading. I also enjoy writing and so I feel in many ways the more I read it also helps make me a better writer. I know Ray felt this way and he became one of the authors I read.

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