Ray Bradbury on Writing Fahrenheit 451

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  • April 10, 2014
Art credit: Alex Bolton

Via: The Paris Review, The Art of Fiction No. 203

A quote from Ray Bradbury, illustrating the moment when inspiration struck while writing Fahrenheit 451:

“Montag came up to me and said, I’m going crazy. 
I said, What’s the matter, Montag? 
I’ve been burning books, he said.
I said, Well, don’t you want to anymore? 
He said, No, I love them.
I said, Go do something about it. 

And he wrote the book for me in nine days.”

 – Ray Bradbury