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.
Igor Gaponov
Igor Gaponovhas quoted8 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. So if he burnt things with the firemen, and the sun burnt Time, that meant that everything burned!
Igor Gaponov
Igor Gaponovhas quoted8 days ago
You’re afraid of making mistakes. Don’t be. Mistakes can be profited by. Man, when I was young I shoved my ignorance in people’s faces. They beat me with sticks. By the time I was forty my blunt instrument had been honed to a fine cutting point for me. If you hid your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.
Igor Gaponov
Igor Gaponovhas quoted9 days ago
And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.’
Igor Gaponov
Igor Gaponovhas quoted9 days ago
you are looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going, a long time back. I said nothing. I’m one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the “guilty”, but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself
Laurie Applebee
Laurie Applebeehas quoted11 days ago
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
Igor Gaponov
Igor Gaponovhas quoted11 days ago
Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against
Laurie Applebee
Laurie Applebeehas quoted25 days ago
The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
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