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.
igorsklovskij
igorsklovskijhas quoted18 days ago
If they give you ruled paper,write the other way
Аня Белая
Аня Белаяhas quoted20 days ago
in for a hand of poker?’
Аня Белая
Аня Белаяhas quoted21 days ago
Did you hear them, did you hear these monsters talking about monsters?
Аня Белая
Аня Белаяhas quoted21 days ago
Montag walked from the subway with the money in his pocket (he had visited
Аня Белая
Аня Белаяhas quoted23 days ago
And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two.
Аня Белая
Аня Белаяhas quoted23 days ago
And the second?’
‘Leisure.’
‘Oh, but we’ve plenty of off-hours.’
‘Off-hours, yes. 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
Аня Белая
Аня Белаяhas quoted23 days ago
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!”’
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