Quotes from “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

Sanzhar Surshanov
Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted4 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 Zhuravlev
Nikita Zhuravlevhas quoted2 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 Созинова
Ольга Созиноваhas quoted5 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.
m170
m170has quoted6 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 K
Anindya Khas quoted2 years ago
Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the Lord of all Creation.
Anindya K
Anindya Khas quoted2 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 K
Anindya Khas quoted2 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 K
Anindya Khas quoted2 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 K
Anindya Khas quoted2 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 Serebryakova
Alexandra Serebryakovahas quoted3 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.
eliartna
eliartnahas quoted3 years ago
‘They want to know what I do with all my time. I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think.
Sanzhar Surshanov
Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted4 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 Созинова
Ольга Созиноваhas quoted5 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.
moeo
moeohas quoted3 days ago
Excited at the prospect

Рады перспективе

Андрій Солонець
Андрій Солонецьhas quoted5 days ago
your nose on a person
benedibrown
benedibrownhas quoted12 days ago
The sun burned every day. It burned Time. The world rushed in a circle and turned on its axis and time was busy burning the years and the people anyway, without any help from him
vladkolchik
vladkolchikhas quoted13 days ago
have been tempted to go back and insert these truths in the old text, but this is a dangerous practice which writers must refuse. These truths, while important, could ruin a work done years before

было искушение вернуться назад и вставить эти истины в старый текст, но это опасная практика, от которой писатели должны отказаться. Эти истины, хотя и важны, могут испортить работу, проделанную много лет назад

Thomas Ejbye Schlüter
Thomas Ejbye Schlüterhas quoted22 days ago
You’re not important. You’re not anything. Some day the load we’re carrying with us may help someone. But even when we had the books on hand, a long time ago, we didn’t use what we got out of them.
Thomas Ejbye Schlüter
Thomas Ejbye Schlüterhas quoted22 days ago
And some day, after it sets in us a long time, it’ll come out of our hands and our mouths. And a lot of it will be wrong, but just enough of it will be right
Thomas Ejbye Schlüter
Thomas Ejbye Schlüterhas quoted22 days ago
Montag watched the great dust settle and the great silence move down upon their world
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