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  • For if we're destroyed, the knowledge is dead...We're nothing more than dust jackets for books...so many pages to a person...
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • In the morning he would not have needed sleep, for all the warm odors and sights of a complete country night would have rested and slept him while his eyes were wide and his mouth, when he thought to test it, was half a smile.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • There must be something in books, something we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl's better off dead
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")


  • For your file...in case you decide to be angry with me.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • In the silence, our stage whisper might carry.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • You're not like the others. I've seen a few; I know. When I talk, you look at me. When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking. Or threaten me. No one has time any more for anyone else. You're one of the few who put up with me. That's why I think it's so strange you're a fireman, it just doesn't seem right for you, somehow.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • Have you ever watched the jet cars race on the boulevard?...I sometimes think drivers don't know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly...If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes! He'd say, that's grass! A pink blur! That's a rose garden! White blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much?
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • She didn't want to know how a thing was done, but why.... Luckily, queer ones like her don't happen often.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • There must me something in books, things we can't imagine.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")

  • You're peculiar, you're aggravating, yet you're easy to forgive. You say you're seventeen?..How odd. How strange. And my wife thirty and yet you seem so much older at times. I can't get over it.
    (Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451")


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