Rest In Peace, Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

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Great American science fiction author Ray Bradbury has died at 91. According to CNN, HarperCollins released a statement saying Bradbury "died peacefully, last night, in Los Angeles, after a lengthy illness."

Bradbury's classic Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books of all time and has been since I was a high school student. Now that I'm an educator, I have the pleasure of teaching this book to my students each year. 

Bradbury has not only left us with great works of literature to enjoy, but for us writers he's also left invaluable advice. Here is one of my favorite Bradbury quotes on writing: 
"You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world."    

Rest in peace, Mr. Bradbury. 

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