“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.”
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction and horror stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) andThe Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury was one of the most celebrated 20th-century American writers. In a career spanning more than seventy years, Ray Bradbury has inspired generations of readers to dream, think, and create. He wrote and consulted on many screenplays and television scripts, most notably, It Came from Outer Space, and many of his works have been adapted into comic books, television shows, and films.
On a side note:
In 2005, Bradbury published a book of essays titled Bradbury Speaks, in which he wrote: In my later years I have looked in the mirror each day and found a happy person staring back. Occasionally I wonder why I can be so happy. The answer is that every day of my life I’ve worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from writing and creating. The image in my mirror is not optimistic, but the result of optimal behaviour.