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I Will Not Go Gently Onto a Shelf

"You Don't have to burn books to destroy culture. Just get people to stop reading them." Ray Bradbury quote

Ray Bradbury, an American literary icon, died today. He was the the man who made us first think about what would happen if we burned books and also the man who shaped the genre of science fiction that we know today.

…degutted, to become a non-book

I will always remember Ray Bradbury as a man of words. In the Coda of Fahrenheit 451, he wrote my favorite quote in the entire world:

"I will not go gently onto a shelf, degutted, to become a non-book," Ray Bradbury quote

As a writer, I write because I need to. I write because I have something to say. I write because I want to share how I see the world with you.

All writers write because they need to, because their ideas are things that they can’t ignore.

These are Mr. Bradbury’s words, and they are my mantra as a writer.

Rest in peace, Ray Bradbury.

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