Quotes from “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury

Sanzhar Surshanov
Sanzhar Surshanovhas quoted5 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 quoted3 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 quoted6 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 quoted7 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 quoted3 years ago
Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he’s the Lord of all Creation.
Anindya K
Anindya Khas quoted3 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 quoted3 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 quoted3 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 quoted3 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 quoted4 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 quoted4 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 quoted5 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 quoted6 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.
Максим Говоровский
Максим Говоровскийhas quoted14 hours ago
I resisted the temptation

Я сопротивлялся этому искушению

Максим Говоровский
Максим Говоровскийhas quoted14 hours ago
Turning on them, he lit a match

Повернувшись к ним, он зажег спичку

Максим Говоровский
Максим Говоровскийhas quoted14 hours ago
I have been tempted

У меня было такое искушение

Максим Говоровский
Максим Говоровскийhas quoted14 hours ago
and fed on books

и питался книгами

Максим Говоровский
Максим Говоровскийhas quoted15 hours ago
pulling a book off

вытаскиваю книгу

polyanaslava
polyanaslava has quoted4 days ago
He felt his body divide itself into a hotness and a coldness, a softness and a hardness, a trembling and a not trembling, the two halves grinding one upon the other.
polyanaslava
polyanaslava has quoted11 days ago
Only an hour, but the world had melted down and sprung up in a new and colourless form.
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