Fahrenheit 451 Quotes by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 - Themes - Ray Bradbury
19 Of My Favorite Fahrenheit 451 Quotes
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.
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He walked on the track. And he was surprised to learn how certain he suddenly was of a single fact he could not prove. Once, long ago, Clarisse had walked here, where he was walking now. Far down the boulevard, four blocks away, the beetle had slowed, spun about on two wheels, and was now racing back, slanting over on the wrong side of the street, picking up speed. Look at the thirst for violence here, even in a car full of children.