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Fahrenheit 451 Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Fahrenheit 451
  1. #1
    “I don’t talk things...I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive.”
  2. #2
    “They say you retain knowledge even when you’re sleeping, if someone whispers in your ear.”
  3. #3
    “Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so...full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.”
  4. #4
    “Come on now, we’re going to go build a mirror factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them.”
  5. #5
    “There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”
  6. #6
    “But time to think? If you’re not driving a hundred miles an hour, at a clip where you can’t think of anything else but the danger, then you’re playing some game or sitting in some room where you can’t argue with the four wall televisor. Why? The televisor is ‘real.’ It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be, right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn’t time to protest, ‘What nonsense!‘”
  7. #7
    “We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”
  8. #8
    “Stuff your eyes with wonder...live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic that any dream made or paid for in factories.”
  1. #9
    “We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at least one which makes the heart run over.”
  2. #10
    “That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.”
  3. #11
    “It took some man a lifetime maybe to put some of his thoughts down, looking around at the world and life, and then I came along in two minutes and boom! it’s all over.”
  4. #12
    “We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.”
  5. #13
    “No one has time any more for anyone else.”
  6. #14
    “If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.”
  7. #15
    “Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”
  8. #16
    “A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon.”

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  1. #17
    ″‘Bet I know something else you don’t. There’s dew on the grass in the morning.’ He suddenly couldn’t remember if he had known this or not, and it made him quite irritable. ‘And if you look’ — she nodded at the sky — ‘there’s a man on the moon.’ He hadn’t looked for a long time.”
  2. #18
    “Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.”
    author
    Ray Bradbury
    book
    Fahrenheit 451
    character
    Faber
    concept
    reading
  3. #19
    “And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books.”
    author
    Ray Bradbury
    book
    Fahrenheit 451
    character
    Montag
    concept
    books
  4. #20
    “Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we’re hated so much?”
  5. #21
    “When I was a boy my grandfather died....He was part of us and when he died, all the actions stopped dead and there was no one to do them just the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think, what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands. He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.”
  6. #22
    “We’re going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we’re doing, you can say, We’re remembering. That’s where we’ll win out in the long run.”
  7. #23
    “We’ll pass the books on to our children, by word of mouth, and let our children wait, in turn, on the other people. A lot will be lost that way, of course. But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up under them. It can’t last.”
  8. #24
    “Nobody listens any more. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense. And I want you to teach me to understand what I read.”
  9. #25
    “I’m antisocial, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange. I’m very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn’t it?”