“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there."
"I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever salvation?"
Originally posted by Richard: "I wonder how many men, hiding their youngness, rise as I do, Saturday mornings, filled with the hope that Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck will be there waiting as our one true always and forever salvation?"
- Ray Bradbury (at age 69)
This morning I watched, as I do most Saturday mornings, another disc in my DVD collection of the Looney Tunes - that wascally wabbit! Then, for good measure, I followed it with two Hal Roach shorts - an Our Gang and a Laurel & Hardy!
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I used to think of this quote when Stephen Hawking used to say we must move beyond earth. I think of now when I hear Elon Must say the same thing. Perhaps they were echoing Bradbury?
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 chance of living forever. --Ray Bradbury
"When I look back upon my childhood, I find I lived in a state of near hysteria waiting for Buck Rogers to slap onto my front porch each night in the evening paper. I exulted waiting to read the next Tom Swift book. I prowled the Waukegan Town Library for new volumes of Verne, Stevenson and Wells. The library was the greenhouse in which I, a very strange plant indeed, grew up, exploding with seeds."