10 Ray Bradbury Quotes to Change Your Perspective on Life, Loneliness, and Mars

Bradbury was always an expert at envisioning the future, and some of his advice seems applicable to issues that never even happened during his lifetime.

Ray Bradbury was born 99 years ago today.

The visionary science fiction writer we all read in middle school never shied away from reality, but he sure knew how to make it look beautiful, even as it burned.

Bradbury was the author of famous works of fiction, including Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more. Born in 1920, he passed away in 2012, but his legacy endures. Here are ten of his greatest and most inspiring quotes, many of which feel more relevant than ever in 2019.

1. "You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."

So much of Ray Bradbury's wisdom came from his willingness to leap into the unknown, to test out the limits of his imagination and build a world of logical connections afterwards. In that way, he was able to predict a lot of the future.