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I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

Ray Bradbury in Try, Describe, Prevent

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I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.

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Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don't do that.

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I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and

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I hate all politics. I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them - one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking.

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We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

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Scientists have to have a metaphor. All scientists start with imagination.

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We've gotta reinvest in space travel. We should've never left the moon.

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A book has got smell. A new book smells great. An old book smells even better. An old book smells like ancient Egypt.

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Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.

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Collecting facts is important. Knowledge is important. But if you don't have an imagination to use the knowledge, civilization is nowhere.

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We've gotta become the Martians. I'm a Martian - I tell you to become Martians. And we've gotta go to Mars and civilize Mars and build a whole civilization on Mars and then move out, 300 years from now into the universe. And when we do that, we have a cha

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Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.

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When I was seven or eight years old, I began to read the science-fiction magazines that were brought by guests into my grandparents' boarding house in Waukegan, Illinois. Those were the years when Hugo Gernsback was publishing 'Amazing Stories,' with vivi

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The great fun in my life has been getting up every morning and rushing to the typewriter because some new idea has hit me.

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Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.

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