He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6644 Hollywood Blvd..
In 1987, DelRay re-released Fahrenheit 451 and included an afterword by Ray Bradbury; in that he stated that the reason for the re-release was that he was upset to learn that his short stories and novels, including Fahrenheit 451, were being censored.
Bradbury's film, Icarus Montgolfier Wright (1962) was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of "Best Animated Short Subject".
The Halloween Tree (1993), an animated movie based on a story written by Ray Bradbury, won an Emmy. Bradbury narrated the tv-movie.
In 1947, he married Marguerite McClure.
In 1938, he graduated from Los Angeles High School.
His Chinese Astrological sign is a Monkey.
His Astrological sign is Leo.
Ray: You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Ray: We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
Ray: There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Ray Bradbury: The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.
Ray Bradbury: The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
Ray Bradbury: My stories run up and bite me on the leg-I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
Ray Bradbury: Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury: If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
Ray Bradbury: If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
Ray Bradbury: If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury: I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
Ray Bradbury: I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
Ray Bradbury: First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury: Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day.
Ray Bradbury: 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.
Ray Bradbury: Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury: Bill, I don't do Windows.