Quotes from Farewell Summer

Ray Bradbury ·  211 pages

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“His library was a fine dark place bricked with books, so anything could happen there and always did. All you had to do was pull a book from the shelf and open it and suddenly the darkness was not so dark anymore.”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

“I never in my life argued with a piece of cake or a bowl of ice cream.”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

“The huge round lunar clock was a gristmill. Shake down all the grains of Time—the big grains of centuries, and the small grains of years, and the tiny grains of hours and minutes—and the clock pulverized them, slid Time silently out in all directions in a fine pollen, carried by cold winds to blanket the town like dust, everywhere. Spores from that clock lodged in your flesh to wrinkle it, to grow bones to monstrous size, to burst feet from shoes like turnips. Oh, how that great machine…dispensed Time in blowing weathers.”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

“[He] was always here to offer cups of good clear Walden Pond, or shout down the deep well of Shakespeare and listen, with satisfaction, for echoes. Here the lion and the hartebeest lay together, here the jackass became a unicorn.”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

“— Трябва да се научиш как да не се вкопчваш, преди да се научиш как да придобиваш. Животът трябва да бъде докосван, а не удушаван. Трябва да се отпуснеш, понякога да оставяш нещата да се случват, а друг път да се движиш заедно с тях. Също като с лодките. Поддържаш мотора включен, за да я насочваш по течението. И когато чуеш шума на водопада все по-близо, разтребваш в лодката, слагаш си най-хубавата шапка и вратовръзка и си пушиш пурата чак до мига, когато пропадаш. И това е истинска победа. Не се опитвай да спориш с бездната.”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

“Think I'll go eat me a doughnut and take me a nap.”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

“Grow up and you turn into burglars and get shot, or worse, they make you wear a coat and tie and stash you in the First National Bank behind brass bars! We gotta stand still! Stay the age we are. Grow up? Hah! All you do then is marry someone who screams at you!”
― Ray Bradbury, quote from Farewell Summer

About the author

Ray Bradbury
Born place: in Waukegan, Illinois, The United States
Born date August 22, 1920
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