Fahrenheit 451 Quotes by Ray Bradbury
'Fahrenheit 451' Quotes Explained
Ray Bradbury packs so much into each of his words, each of his lines. He was not happy. He said the words to himself. He recognized this as the true state of affairs. We need to be really bothered once in a while.
Others can use them, too, and there you are, lost in the middle of the moor, in a great welter of nouns and verbs and adjectives. Beatty misses the point. The reason books are valuable is because they are contradictory, conflicted, and confusing. It means that the reader can — or has to — think for himself, as Montag so desperately wants to himself. And wasn't it this bright boy you selected for beatings and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike.
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After Montag becomes interested in reading books, Captain Beatty visits him at his house and explains why the role of firefighters changed from saving houses from fires to burning down houses with books inside them. Burn it. The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. This idea is another excuse Captain Beatty gives Montag for why destroying books is good for society.
When Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit in , television was gaining popularity for the first time, and Bradbury was concerned about its increasing influence in everyday people's lives. In Fahrenheit , the contrast between passive entertainment television and critical thought books is a central concern. The following quotes represent some of the most significant ideas and arguments within the novel. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. These are the opening lines of the novel. The passage describes Guy Montag's work as a Fireman, which in this dystopian world means that he burns books, rather than putting out fires.