Ray Bradbury

Day 172

I came across this quote by Ray Bradbury this afternoon. Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man was one of the few science fiction books I read and really loved. It was never really my genre but I loved a lot of what I read about the man.

“It’s lack that gives us inspiration,” he said. “It’s not fullness.”

This quote came from an interview with Terry Gross in 1988 and was later reprinted by NPR upon his death.

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I have thought about this quote a lot today and it made me think about my own writing and my own dreams. We do dream about things we desire or hope for, not the things already in our possession.

It makes me ask myself what I hope for and dream of at this phase of my life.

To create something that does not yet exist does take a dreamer with a high level of imagination.

Ray Bradbury never learned to drive a car but it did not stop him from writing about automobiles and space travel. So much so that he felt he inspired the people that made space travel possible. What an accomplishment!

I am re-setting my sights. I think it might serve us well if we took the time to do this more often. If we change, then I would think our goals and aspirations change as well.

Have a great week everyone!


4 thoughts on “Ray Bradbury”

  1. That quote sums up my struggle to be productive in a material way while feeling full in a non-material or spiritual way.
    Hi Maggie, I’m new to your blog. Just want you to know I’m reading and that this post really resonated with me.

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    1. Welcome to my blog. I appreciate the comment. It is always nice to know our words resonate with others.

      I loved the quote because it follows along with my current journey. Our inspiration can be silenced because we have lost our magic and ability to dream because of the other things that weigh us down. They may or may not be material. At least that is how I feel.

      The spiritual side is very a very personal connection. But once you have it and really believe in the connection, it is ever-present and requires little work.

      Thank you for stopping by.


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