Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451

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Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted6 years ago
“I hate a Roman named Status Quo!” he said to me. “Stuff your eyes with wonder,” he said, “live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that,” he said, “shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.”’
Nikita Zhuravlevhas quoted4 years ago
Oh, they don’t miss me,’ she said. ‘I’m anti-social, 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? Social to me means talking about things like this.’
Ольга Созиноваhas quoted7 years ago
It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
m170has quoted8 years ago
“Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?”
“Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you. And because we know each other.”
Anindya Khas quoted4 years ago
Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the Lord of all Creation.
Anindya Khas quoted4 years ago
What traitors books can be! You think they’re backing you up, and they turn on you. Others can use them, too
Anindya Khas quoted4 years ago
‘How’re your children, Mrs Phelps?’ he asked.
‘You know I haven’t any! No one in his right mind, the Good Lord knows, would have children!’ said Mrs Phelps
Anindya Khas quoted4 years ago
‘I’m going to do something,’ said Montag. ‘I don’t even know what yet, but I’m going to do something big.’
Anindya Khas quoted4 years ago
Happiness is important. Fun is everything. And yet I kept sitting there saying to myself, I’m not happy, I’m not happy.
Alexandra Serebryakovahas quoted5 years ago
“Well,” she said, “I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.
eliartnahas quoted5 years ago
‘They want to know what I do with all my time. I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think.
Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted6 years ago
Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go
Ольга Созиноваhas quoted7 years ago
‘Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.
Andrhas quoted13 days ago
What’s going on?’ Montag had rarely seen that many house lights.
‘Oh, just my mother and father and uncle sitting around, talking. It’s like being a pedestrian, only rarer. My uncle was arrested another time – did I tell you? – for being a pedestrian. Oh, we’re most peculiar.’
Andrhas quoted13 days ago
‘Well,’ she said, ‘I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.
Andrhas quoted13 days ago
He felt she was walking in a circle about him, turning him end for end, shaking him quietly, and emptying his pockets, without once moving herself.
Andrhas quoted13 days ago
Her face was slender and milk-white, and in it was a kind of gentle hunger that touched over everything with tireless curiosity. It was a look, almost, of pale surprise; the dark eyes were so fixed to the world that no move escaped them
Andrhas quoted13 days ago
That being said, the book is complete and untouched. I will not go back and revise anything. I have a great respect for the young man that I was when I sat down in that basement room with a bag of dimes and plunged into the passionate activity that resulted in the final work.
b4368470233has quotedlast month
The novel was a surprise then and is still a surprise to me.

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b4090638128has quotedlast month
What?’ asked Montag of that other self, the subconscious idiot that ran babbling at times, quite independent of will, habit, and conscience.
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