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Fahrenheit 451  
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First edition cover
Author Ray Bradbury
Illustrator Joe Mugnaini
Country United States
Language English
Genre(s) Dystopian novel
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date 1953
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 201 pp
ISBN ISBN 978-0-7432-4722-1 (current cover edition)
OCLC Number 53101079
Dewey Decimal 813/.54 22
LC Classification PS3503.R167 F3 2003
.Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury which was first published in 1953.^ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ Bibliofemme: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ First, I loved Ray Bradbury’s style.

.The novel presents a future American society in which the masses are hedonistic and critical thought through reading is outlawed.^ Students, reading the novel which , after all, deals with censorship and book-burning in the future, wrote to tell me of this exquisite irony (177).
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^ This is the best novel depicting our future world that I have read.
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.The central character, Guy Montag, is employed as a "fireman" (which, in this future, means "bookburner").^ The main character, fireman Guy Montag, has never questioned his work or the way the world works until he meets a young girl with a family that prefers to have discussions than stare at the tv-room walls.
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^ The story is about Guy Montag, a Fireman - which in the future is someone who intentionally sets fire to homes containing the most vile contraband known to society: books.
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^ Fireman Guy Montag loves to rush to a fire and watch books burn up.
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.The number "451" refers to the temperature at which book paper combusts.^ The title, Fahrenheit 451, refers to the temperature at which paper burns.
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^ The title refers to the temperature at which paper burns.
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^ Right from the title, we can see the book was rushed and inaccurate, since paper combusts at 450 degrees Celsius , while in Farenheit it would ...more Farenheit 451 has been analyzed and reinterpreted by every successive generation to change its meaning.
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.Although sources contemporary with the novel's writing gave the temperature as 450 °C (842 °F),[1] Bradbury is believed to have thought "Fahrenheit" made for a better title[2]; however, in an introduction to the 40th anniversary edition of the novel, Bradbury states that a person he spoke with at the local fire department said "Book-paper catches fire at 451 degrees Fahrenheit". The "firemen" burn them "for the good of humanity". Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as issues in American society of the era.^ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ But personal feelings aside, Fahrenheit 451 is a surprisingly relevant book.
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^ The title, Fahrenheit 451, refers to the temperature at which paper burns.
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Publication history

.The concept started with Bradbury's short story "FireMan," written in 1947 but first published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1963.[4] The original short story was reworked into the novella The Fireman, and published in the February 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction.^ I discovered after I'd finished that it was actually worked up from a short story called The Fireman, published by Bradbury in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1951.
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^ This book wasn't quite what I expected it to be, for a start it read much more like an extended short story than a full blown novel.
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^ Secondary Five Great Science Fiction & Fantasy Books for Middle and High School A selection of books and mini-lesson ideas to delve into the genre of science fiction/fantasy.
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.The novel was also serialized in the March, April, and May 1954 issues of Playboy magazine.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 .
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[5] Bradbury wrote the entire novel on a pay typewriter in the basement of UCLA's Powell Library. .His original intention in writing Fahrenheit 451 was to show his great love for books and libraries.^ Fahrenheit The Ten Most Influential Writers in My Life There are so many great writers out there, but these ten had the most influence over the way I write and my appreciation of literature.
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^ McCarthy wanted certain books taken off the shelves” and that his inspiration for writing Fahrenheit 451 was his fear that people were “being turned into morons by T.V.” ( http://www.raybradbury.com/at_home_clips...
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^ That said, how can you not love Fahrenheit 451, a virtual blueprint for the Cautionary Science Fiction Tale with Modern Political Overtones?
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[6] He has often referred to Montag as an allusion to himself.[citation needed]
.Over the years, the novel has been subject to various interpretations, primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas.^ After years of burning books and living with an overly-medicated wife in a society that focuses on distraction, entertainment, and "happiness", he doesn't write a mission statement...he decides to start reading banned books on his search for something *real*.
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^ Fahrenheit 451 The Top 25 Science Fiction Novels of All Times A list of the best sci-fi books in the last 100 or so years.
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^ Students, reading the novel which , after all, deals with censorship and book-burning in the future, wrote to tell me of this exquisite irony (177).
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.Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but is a story of how television destroys interest in reading literature, leading to a replacement of knowledge with "factoids", partial information devoid of context, such as Napoleon's birth date with no explanation of who he was.^ This book wasn't quite what I expected it to be, for a start it read much more like an extended short story than a full blown novel.
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^ PM Daniel: There is no online store site How about: 12:50 PM Louis Davidson: What is the URL for the online store?
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^ As it is, Fahrenheit 451 is an interesting read, with some enjoyable and at times surprising forsight as a 1950s Bradbury predicted a bleak 24th century future.
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.A movie version of the novel was released in 1966. At least two BBC Radio 4 dramatizations have also been aired, both of which follow the book very closely.^ That said, a couple of the other femmes noted that it's very filmic and I agree; I'm off to hunt down a copy of Francois Truffaut's film version made in 1966.
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A new movie version is in pre-production, and is scheduled for release in 2012.

Plot summary

.Fahrenheit 451 takes place in an unspecified future time (dialogue on one page places it after 1990, as one character states that it was 50 years after the V2 attacks, which roughly places it in 1994 - 1995) in a hedonistic anti-intellectual America that has completely abandoned self-control.^ Fahrenheit 451 Nebraska Judge's Word Ban Promotes Myth About Sex and Rape In the state of Nebraska, Tory Bowen is the complainant in a rape case.
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^ Ignorance Fahrenheit 451 : The Threat of Knowledge in America Mass exploitation is found in the novel, Fahrenheit 451, and in our modern society.
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^ After reading the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury I started thinking about if I could only save one book, and what it might be.
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.This America is filled with lawlessness in the streets ranging from teenagers crashing cars into people to firemen at a station who set their 'mechanical hound' to hunt various animals by their scent for the simple and grotesque pleasure of watching them die.^ In the book, there is a mechanical hound at the fire station that can be programmed to track down an individual and inject them with procaine.
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^ Perhaps a whole station of firemen stockpiling, storing, hoarding books, the Hound finally unable to passively stand by and endure this dereliction of duty.
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.Anyone caught reading or possessing illegal books is, at the minimum, confined to a mental hospital while the books are burned by the firemen.^ Do you ever read the books you burn?
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^ Here he presents a dystopia where books are illegal and instead of putting fires out, firemen are tasked with the job of searching out and burning books.
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^ True to form, the script opens with a big bang, a big Hollywood treatment of firemen responding to an alarm and burning out another citizen who has been harboring books.

Illegal books mainly include famous works of literature, such as Walt Whitman and William Faulkner, as well as the Bible and all historical texts.
.One rainy night returning from his job, fireman Guy Montag meets his new neighbor Clarisse McClellan, whose free-thinking ideals and liberating spirit force him to question his life, his ideals, and his own perceived happiness.^ The main character, fireman Guy Montag, has never questioned his work or the way the world works until he meets a young girl with a family that prefers to have discussions than stare at the tv-room walls.
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^ However, when he meets a new neighbor, a child of a subversive family of literate, well-read individuals, he begins to question what it is he does and comes to realize that his life is meaningless and empty and his world a sham.
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^ An awakened, transformed Montag, after failing to impress and change his shallow and depressed wife and others around him with his new-found wisdom, is discovered, hunted, and is forced to flee the city.
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.Clarisse would not ask how a thing was done, but why.^ Rather, it's about a society that asks "how" over "why"...that would rather watch mindless, chattering TV characters broadcast over three walls of their living room than read from Shakespeare, Whitman, or The Old Testament.
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^ It apparently did not occur to the DI to ask why a couple of otherwise unrelated special interest groups were running this thing.
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^ Take out the earbuds, folks, talk -- not small talk, real talk -- ABOUT things including the why and how of them, ideas, feelings.
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Later, Clarisse is presumptively killed after being hit by a car.
.After meeting Clarisse, Montag returns home to find his wife Mildred asleep with an empty bottle of sleeping pills next to her bed.^ In the opening, Montag walks home, encounters little Clarisse, a neighbor and teenager, who challenges his thinking about life, about burning books, and asks him the all-important question, “Are you happy?” Montag goes home, which is dark and dreary, to find his wife nearly-dead after taking too many pills.

^ There were quiet moments of subtext, more specifically, denial about the emptiness they’re feeling, like the conversation Montag had with his wife, Mildred, the morning after her near-death experience from taking too many pills.

^ When Montag is asked by Clarisse what his wife is like, he answers, "Very much like you."
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.He calls for medical help; two technicians respond by proceeding to suck out Mildred's blood with a machine and insert new blood into her.^ We'll give her a pump out and fill her up with new blood.
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The technicians' utter disregard for Mildred forces Montag to question the state of society.
.In the following days, while at work with the other firemen ransacking the book-filled house of an old woman before the inevitable burning, Montag accidentally reads a line in one of her books: "Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine". This prompts him to steal one of the books.^ Do you ever read the books you burn?
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^ So, we must burn the books, Montag.
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^ Montag: "Do you remember what you asked me the other day; if I ever read the books I burn?
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.The woman refuses to leave her house and her books, choosing instead to light a match she had concealed from the firemen's view, prematurely igniting the flammable kerosene the firemen had sprayed her house with and, in a bizarre act of martyrdom subsequently burns herself alive along with her beloved books.^ Here he presents a dystopia where books are illegal and instead of putting fires out, firemen are tasked with the job of searching out and burning books.
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^ Soon Guy starts stealing instead of burning the books he's meant to destroy.
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^ The woman shocked us by deciding to be burned alive with her literature rather than live with out it.
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.This disturbs Montag, who wonders why someone would die for books, which he considers to be without value.^ As the main character he obviously changes as the story progresses - going from someone who is weary of even hiding a book in his house to going on the wrong for killing a fire chief.
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^ The story is about Guy Montag, a Fireman - which in the future is someone who intentionally sets fire to homes containing the most vile contraband known to society: books.
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^ As someone who has lived by the flame he prepares to die by the flame, and conflicted character that he is, welcomes the release.

.Jarred by the woman's suicide, Montag becomes physically ill and calls for sick leave, whereupon he receives a visit from his fire chief Captain Beatty, who explains to him the political and social causes which underlie the work they perform.^ Montag quizzes him as to who said that.

^ Captain: "Who can explain the fascination of fire?
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^ CAPTAIN BEATTY : Good for you, Montag!

.Captain Beatty claims that society, in its search for happiness and in an attempt to minimize cultural offenses through political correctness, brought about the suppression of literature as an act of self-censorship and that the government merely took advantage of the situation.^ There was also in Captain Beatty the subtle, yet fascinating, element of self-destruction that was evident in so many other book-lovers.

^ Then there is the fire chief, Captain Beatty, whom is supposed to be the embodiment of the antagonist in the book - censorship.
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^ Let's hope students aren't going to be fooled by this thinly-veiled, politically-correct attempt to rewrite history.
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.Beatty adds that all firemen eventually steal a book out of curiosity, but all would be well if the book is burned within 24 hours.^ Here he presents a dystopia where books are illegal and instead of putting fires out, firemen are tasked with the job of searching out and burning books.
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^ It is the job of firemen to hunt down subversives and burn the caches of books they've secreted away.
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^ After all, as the title of the book indicates, this is that story about "burning books."
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.Montag argues with his wife, Mildred, over the book he himself has stolen, showing his growing disgust for her and for his society.^ He eventually begins hording books himself until he has become that which society reviles and he is forced to go on the run himself after the immolation of his own home by his comrades.
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^ Montag keeps a book hidden under his pillow, which Mildred finds in front of Beatty and almost reveals as the Captain explains why they burn books.

.It is revealed that Montag has, over the course of a year, hidden dozens of books in the ventilation shafts of his own house, and tries to memorize them to preserve their contents, but becomes frustrated that the words seem to simply fall away from his memory.^ Interestingly, a few years after F451 was released, there was a theatrical play, and Bradbury wrote a new scene where Captain Beatty invites Montag to his house and he shows him walls of books.

^ He eventually begins hording books himself until he has become that which society reviles and he is forced to go on the run himself after the immolation of his own home by his comrades.
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^ Montag keeps a book hidden under his pillow, which Mildred finds in front of Beatty and almost reveals as the Captain explains why they burn books.

.He then remembers a man he had met at one time: Faber, a former English professor.^ Montag befriends a man named Faber, an ex English professor who he remembered from a year earlier hiding a book while at a park.
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^ Next is Faber, the old English professor who helps Guy understand the beauty of books and the world they used to be accepted in.
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Montag seeks Faber's help, whereafter Faber begins teaching Montag about the vagaries and ambiguities but overall importance of literature in its attempt to explain human existence. He also tells him what books really mean. He also gives Montag a green bullet-shaped ear-piece so that Faber can offer guidance throughout his daily activities.
.During a card game at the firehouse, Beatty tells Montag he had a dream about him, and relates the literary argument he claims to have had in his dream.^ Hi MM! Your 3rd suggestion, about the final shot of Montag's eyes-- Isn't this shot intended to mirror the shot of his eyes at the bottom of page 55--when Beatty is showing him footage of the Nazis burning books?

.Beatty quotes many books and shows an amazing knowledge of literature to prove to Montag that books can confuse the thoughts.^ Not only that, I want to mention that the tense scene of exposition in Montag’s bedroom in which Captain Beatty explains why they burn books is also in the script.

^ There was also in Captain Beatty the subtle, yet fascinating, element of self-destruction that was evident in so many other book-lovers.

^ He has Captain Beatty visit Montag at home under the pretense of the concerned Captain for his sick fireman but in reality suspicious that Montag is reading books.

.Shortly after receiving an emergency dispatch, Montag follows Beatty and the crew to another call to arms; Beatty theatrically leads the crew to Montag's own home.^ He has Captain Beatty visit Montag at home under the pretense of the concerned Captain for his sick fireman but in reality suspicious that Montag is reading books.

.He reveals that he knew all along of Montag's books, and orders Montag to destroy the house.^ He wanted above all, like the old joke, to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace, while the flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn of the house.

^ Montag keeps a book hidden under his pillow, which Mildred finds in front of Beatty and almost reveals as the Captain explains why they burn books.

.Montag sees Mildred moving away from the house and sets to work burning their home; not content destroying the books, he burns the televisions, beds, and other emblems of his past life.^ It is an attempt to move past it and see it as that, history.
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^ So, we must burn the books, Montag.
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^ Montag has a life-changing moment when their fire crew is called out to burn down a woman's house; the woman refuses to go, and is burned up along with her books, and Montag feels responsible for this.
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.When Beatty finds Faber's earpiece, he threatens to track Faber down, whereupon Montag turns the flamethrower on Beatty, killing him.^ When he falls under the spell of books, when Captain Beatty catches him, when all hell breaks loose, when Montag finds himself on the run, the whole city looking for him, and the mechanical hounds are hot on his trail, what saves Montag?

^ So, what I would like to see is, as Montag thumbs the safety on the flamethrower, Beatty grabs at Millie to shield himself.

^ Montag keeps a book hidden under his pillow, which Mildred finds in front of Beatty and almost reveals as the Captain explains why they burn books.

He becomes a fugitive for these crimes. When the firehouse's mechanical hound attacks him, he turns the flamethrower on it, destroying it.
.He flees through the city streets to Faber's house, with another firehouse's mechanical hound and television network helicopters in hot pursuit.^ When he falls under the spell of books, when Captain Beatty catches him, when all hell breaks loose, when Montag finds himself on the run, the whole city looking for him, and the mechanical hounds are hot on his trail, what saves Montag?

.The newscasters hope to document his escape as a spectacle, and distract the people from the oncoming threat of war, a threat that has been foreshadowed throughout the book via the reader being repeatedly told of planes flying over the buildings that the characters are in, as well as a radio broadcast that says "this country stands ready to defend itself". When he arrives at Faber's home, the old man tells Montag of vagabond book-lovers in the countryside.^ The people in his world use radio broadcasting earplugs to keep them tuned into trivial noise rather than have to think about the big issues at hand...war, the value of a life, quality relationships, art, nature.
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^ Next is Faber, the old English professor who helps Guy understand the beauty of books and the world they used to be accepted in.
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^ The story itself follows the transition of Guy Montag, from a book-leery, burn-happy "fireman" into a man who is on the run for not only possessing books, but killing a fellow fireman to protect them.
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.Montag then escapes to a local river, floats downstream and meets a group of older men who, to Montag's astonishment, have memorized entire books, preserving them orally until the law against books is overturned.^ He joins a vagabond group of outlaw-professors, who plan to restore the world by imparting the wisdom they have gained by memorizing books.
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^ Guy Montag was a faithful citizen of this world, satisfied with his job of burning books, until he has a chance encounter with his new neighbor, a strange, precocious 16 year old who is wise beyond her years.
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^ Very little in the film worked for me, actually, with the exception of the ending, and there were two aspects I truly loved: 1) At the end as in the book, Montag finds himself in the woods with a group of people who wander around reciting books in order to remember them until the time comes that the ban is lifted.

.They burn the books they read to prevent discovery, retaining the verbatim content (and possibly valid interpretations) in their minds.^ He ate his book so they couldn't burn it.
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^ Do you ever read the books you burn?
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^ Not only that, I want to mention that the tense scene of exposition in Montag’s bedroom in which Captain Beatty explains why they burn books is also in the script.

.Meanwhile, the television network helicopters surround and kill another innocent man (who regularly walks about) instead of Montag, to maintain the illusion of a successful hunt for the watching audience.^ As for television damaging social interaction, who is less culturally aware: the slack-jawed boy watching television or the slack-jawed boy reading one uninspired relic of genre fiction after another?
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^ Montag befriends a man named Faber, an ex English professor who he remembered from a year earlier hiding a book while at a park.
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^ The point about wars is, if you want to call them that, it's only other women's husbands who get killed.
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The war begins. Montag watches helplessly as jet bombers fly overhead and attack the city with nuclear weapons. It is implied Mildred dies, though Faber is stated to have left for St. Louis, to "see a retired printer there". It is implied that more cities across the country have been incinerated as well; a bitter irony in that the world that sought to burn thought is burned itself. At the moment of the explosion, the emotion of seeing the city burned causes a key phrase from the Bible to emerge from the depths of Montag's memory. The final page of the novel shows this phrase to be Revelation 22:2.
At dawn, Granger (the leader of the band) and Montag have some bacon for breakfast. During the meal, Granger discusses the legendary phoenix and its endless cycle of long life, death in flames, and rebirth, adding that the phoenix must have some relation to mankind, which constantly repeats its mistakes. After the meal is over, the band sets off back toward the city, to help rebuild what is left of it.
The novel is concluded in a shocking but slightly optimistic tone. It is suggested that the society Montag knew has almost completely collapsed and a new society must be built from the ashes. .Whether this new society will meet the same fate is unknown, but it is implied that the book-keepers will begin to show people who they are, what they have become, and how they can change with time and knowledge.^ Considering the people I was playing with were terrible too (well, there was one girl who was actually quite good, apparently,) I am pretty sure that I won't be changing professions or even going to Vegas for fun gambling any time soon.
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^ When they see firemen with the same books found in their house's as the ones they are burning, it will hopefully change their view on the situation.
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^ When the people are “happy” they are more easily manipulated and thus the book burning begins.
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Characters

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  • Guy Montag is the protagonist and fireman (see above) whose metamorphosis is illustrated throughout the book and who presents the dystopia through the eyes of a loyal worker to it, a man in conflict about it, and one resolved to be free of it.^ He’s a fireman who burns books!

    ^ Here he presents a dystopia where books are illegal and instead of putting fires out, firemen are tasked with the job of searching out and burning books.
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    ^ Beatty, who is the head book-burner capable of quoting from significant works through the ages, the self-hating bibliophile.
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    Through most of the book, Montag lacks knowledge and believes what he hears. .Bradbury notes in his afterword that he noticed, after the book was published, that Montag is the name of a paper company.
  • Faber is a former English professor, who represents those who know what is being done is wrong, but are too fearful to act.^ He knows someone who has books.
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    ^ Those of you who know me understand that this is that I detest most about classics, tied with how everyone reveres them without reading them.
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    ^ As the main character he obviously changes as the story progresses - going from someone who is weary of even hiding a book in his house to going on the wrong for killing a fire chief.
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    .Bradbury notes in his afterword that Faber is part of the name of a German manufacturer of pencils, Faber-Castell.
  • Mildred Montag is Guy Montag's wife, who makes an attempt at suicide early on in the book by overdosing on sleeping pills.^ There were quiet moments of subtext, more specifically, denial about the emptiness they’re feeling, like the conversation Montag had with his wife, Mildred, the morning after her near-death experience from taking too many pills.

    ^ And when, toward the end of part one, Montag sought to address their emptiness by reading books, Bradbury gives us a scene between Montag and Mildred of heart-wrenching high drama where Montag tries to convince her to go on this journey with him to read books and figure out for themselves if they’re evil.

    ^ Oskar Werner plays Montag, a devoted fireman, who meets a young woman (Clarisse) who reminds him of a thinking version of his wife Linda.
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    She is used symbolically as the opposite of Clarisse McClellan. .In the 1966 film, her name was changed to Linda Montag.
  • Clarisse McClellan displays every trait Mildred does not, in that she is outgoing, naturally cheerful, unorthodox, and intuitive.^ Oskar Werner plays Montag, a devoted fireman, who meets a young woman (Clarisse) who reminds him of a thinking version of his wife Linda.
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    She serves as the wake-up call for Montag by posing the question “Why?” to him. .She is unpopular among peers and disliked by teachers for (as Captain Beatty puts it) asking why instead of how and focusing on nature rather than on technology.^ Not only that, I want to mention that the tense scene of exposition in Montag’s bedroom in which Captain Beatty explains why they burn books is also in the script.

    ^ Then came the reading where I sought to find significance behind the enigmatic nature of Fire Captain Beatty and the Hound.
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    ^ By putting that slogan on the shirt, the anti-Chief organization only panders to a particular group of people rather than all of campus.
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    .Montag regards her as odd until she goes missing; the book gives no definitive explanation.^ In the book, Clarisse goes missing, perhaps dead under mysterious circumstances.

    .It is said that Captain Beatty and Mildred know that Clarisse has been killed in a car accident.^ CAPTAIN BEATTY : I know you do, son.

    ^ Montag keeps a book hidden under his pillow, which Mildred finds in front of Beatty and almost reveals as the Captain explains why they burn books.

    In the afterword of a later edition, Bradbury notes how the film adaptation changed the ending so that Clarisse was living with the exiles. .Bradbury, far from being displeased by this, was so happy with the new ending that he wrote it into his later stage edition.
  • Captain Beatty is Montag's boss and the fire chief.^ CAPTAIN BEATTY : Good for you, Montag!

    ^ Then there is the fire chief, Captain Beatty, whom is supposed to be the embodiment of the antagonist in the book - censorship.
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    ^ Interestingly, a few years after F451 was released, there was a theatrical play, and Bradbury wrote a new scene where Captain Beatty invites Montag to his house and he shows him walls of books.

    .Once an avid reader, he has come to hate books as a result of life's tragedies and of the fact that books contradict and refute each other.^ In fact, as Captain Beatty, the evil fire chief, points out, no two books agree with each other.
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    ^ It's more like ordering cultivation of one's mind by means of books and other life-enhancing experiences on a natural plane.
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    ^ In point of fact, Fahrenheit 451 is a great, great book for introducing adolescent readers to literature.
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    .Beatty tries to entice Montag back into the book-burning business but is burned to death by Montag when he underestimates Montag's resolve.^ Not only that, I want to mention that the tense scene of exposition in Montag’s bedroom in which Captain Beatty explains why they burn books is also in the script.

    ^ What Truffaut did was bring back a lot of characters from earlier in the story into this group of wandering book people, particularly Clarisse and the apple-eating man who was the first burn victim.

    ^ He has Captain Beatty visit Montag at home under the pretense of the concerned Captain for his sick fireman but in reality suspicious that Montag is reading books.

    Montag later realizes that Beatty might have wanted to die, purposely provoking Montag to kill him. .In a scene written years later by Bradbury for the Fahrenheit 451 play, Beatty invites Montag to his house where he shows him walls of books left to molder on their shelves.^ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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    ^ Bibliofemme: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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    ^ Fahrenheit 451 A College Student's Literary Canon The 10 books I think you should read, with a short justification.
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    .Beatty is the symbolic opposite of Faber.
  • Granger is the leader of a group of wandering intellectual exiles who memorize books in order to preserve their contents.^ Beatty, who is the head book-burner capable of quoting from significant works through the ages, the self-hating bibliophile.
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    ^ He joins a vagabond group of outlaw-professors, who plan to restore the world by imparting the wisdom they have gained by memorizing books.
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    ^ Professor Faber and I have contacted a printer who has agreed to help us re-publish written books.
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    Where Beatty destroys, he preserves; where Beatty uses fire for the purpose of burning, Granger uses it for the purpose of warming. .His acceptance of Montag is considered the final step in Montag's metamorphosis from embracing Beatty's ultimate value of happiness and complacency to embracing Granger's value of the love of knowledge.
  • Mechanical Hound The mechanical hound exists in the original book but not in the 1966 film.^ Perhaps a whole station of firemen stockpiling, storing, hoarding books, the Hound finally unable to passively stand by and endure this dereliction of duty.
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    ^ I love the chase with the mechanical hound that mimics a true “Bad Boy” reality TV cop’s chase.
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    ^ I love the chase with the mechanical hound that mimics a true “Bad Boy” reality ...more Ray Bradbury is amazing..such vision and imagination!
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    It is an emotionless, eight-legged killing machine that can be programmed to seek out and destroy free thinkers, hunting them down by scent. It can remember as many as 10,000 scents at a time. It has a proboscis in a sheath on its snout, which injects lethal amounts of procaine and morphine. Although Montag is able to survive a partial injection into his leg, he suffers severe discomfort and numbness for a short time. The first hound encountered in the novel is destroyed when Montag sets it on fire with a flamethrower. A second hound is sent to kill Montag but loses his scent when Montag jumped into a river. The hound then goes and finds a random victim to convince the television audience that the hound never fails (and also to keep the show short enough to keep the attention of the dim-witted masses). Bradbury notes in his afterword that the hound is "my robot clone of A. Conan Doyle's great Baskerville beast", referring to the famous Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  • Mildred's friends (Mrs. Bowles and Mrs. Phelps) Mildred's friends represent the average citizens in the numbed society portrayed in the novel. .They are examples of the people in the society who are unhappy but do not think they are.^ Then he met a seventeen-year old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid, and a professor who told him of a future where people could think.
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    ^ Freaking think of these things so these people can at least LOOK like they care.
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    ^ I think the reason that books are so important to our lives and to the health of our society -- of any society -- is not because they give us answers, but because they make us ask the questions.
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    When Montag introduces them to literature (the poem Dover Beach), which symbolizes the pain and happiness that has been censored from them, Mrs. Phelps is overwhelmed by the rush of emotion that she has not felt before.

Themes

Effects of censorship and mass media frenzy

.The novel is frequently interpreted as being critical of state-sponsored censorship, but Bradbury has disputed this interpretation.^ And it is on this premise that Bradbury convinces himself that his novel is not about censorship because he seems to define censorship as an official action committed by the government.
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.He said in a 2007 interview that the book explored the effects of television and mass media on the reading of literature.^ Jun 16, 2007 Alison rated it: (review of isbn 0345342968) bookshelves: classics , rgbookclub Read in April, 2008 recommends it for: book-lovers, everyone!
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^ Sep 10, 2007 Lane Wilkinson rated it: bookshelves: fiction Read in July, 2007 I first read this book (as most of us did) in high school.
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^ Aug 17, 2007 Monk rated it: (review of isbn 8445074873) bookshelves: literature , required_reading , world_builders Read in October, 1997 recommends it for: Anyone Eighteen and Older This book is a dark horse candidate for me.
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Bradbury still has a lot to say, especially about how people do not understand his most famous literary work, Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953. ...^ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ Bibliofemme: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ I discovered after I'd finished that it was actually worked up from a short story called The Fireman, published by Bradbury in Galaxy Science Fiction in 1951.
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.Bradbury, a man living in the creative and industrial center of reality TV and one-hour dramas, says it is, in fact, a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature.^ Living the slightly public life, or how I went to surgery and couldn’t stop talking about it .
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^ The thing that really amazed me however was just how many people knew about my travel issues.
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^ The fact that this table is being manned by members of politically correct fringe groups says it all.
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[9]
.Bradbury went even further to elaborate his meaning, saying specifically that the culprit in Fahrenheit 451 is not the state -it is the people.^ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ Bibliofemme: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ The Message of Fahrenheit 451 : Stopping the Pendulum Ray Bradbury, through his novel Fahrenheit 451, attempts to bring to light the pendulum of history and what can be done to freeze it at its highest point.
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[9]
.Yet in the paperback edition released in 1979, Bradbury wrote a new coda for the book containing multiple comments on censorship and its relation to the novel.^ Although Bradbury's ascertation that the novel is not really about censorship is absurd particularly after one reads his "Coda" at the end of my 1991 Ballantine Books edition of the novel where he rails against those trying to "gut" his writing by making it more digestible for the masses.
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^ Fahrenheit 451 An Offer for Bookburners A column about book censorship I wrote for my college newspaper.
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^ First of all, I had heard from a source or two that this book is a dystopian novel prior to reading it, and I wish to stop this here: this book, as Bradbury himself says, is about censorship and book-banning.
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The coda is also present in the 1987 mass market paperback, which is still in print.
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There is more than one way to burn a book.^ When they see firemen with the same books found in their house's as the ones they are burning, it will hopefully change their view on the situation.
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^ This is just one more example of the warped thinking of individuals with way too much time on their hands.
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^ When the people are “happy” they are more easily manipulated and thus the book burning begins.
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And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. .Every minority, be it Baptist / Unitarian, Irish / Italian / Octogenarian / Zen Buddhist / Zionist / Seventh-day Adventist / Women's Lib / Republican / Mattachine / FourSquareGospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse….Fire-Captain Beatty, in my novel Fahrenheit 451, described how the books were burned first by the minorities, each ripping a page or a paragraph from this book, then that, until the day came when the books were empty and the minds shut and the library closed forever.^ The government has no right to be ordering fire men to be burning every book found.
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^ But personal feelings aside, Fahrenheit 451 is a surprisingly relevant book.
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^ January 3rd 2006 by Plaza y Janes (first published 1953) details Paperback, 176 pages characters Guy Montag , Clarisse McClellan , Mildred Montag , Captain Beatty , ...more [close] Professor Faber setting United States literary awards Hugo Award for Best Novel (1954) isbn 0307347974 (isbn13: 9780307347978) description Nowadays firemen start fires.
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... .Only six weeks ago, I discovered that, over the years, some cubby-hole editors at Ballantine Books, fearful of contaminating the young, had, bit by bit, censored some 75 separate sections from the novel.^ Only six weeks ago, I discovered that, over the years, some cubby-hole editors at Ballantine Books, fearful of contaminating the young, had, bit by bit, censored some 75 separate sections from the novel.
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^ Even though it's a sci-fi book, because it was written 55 years ago, I anticipated at least some of the themes being dated.
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^ The book isn't bad by any means, but it does not live up to the literary greatness that I remember from 12 years ago.
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.Students, reading the novel which, after all, deals with the censorship and book-burning in the future, wrote to tell me of this exquisite irony.^ Students, reading the novel which , after all, deals with censorship and book-burning in the future, wrote to tell me of this exquisite irony (177).
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^ After all, as the title of the book indicates, this is that story about "burning books."
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^ Fahrenheit 451 The Top 25 Science Fiction Novels of All Times A list of the best sci-fi books in the last 100 or so years.
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.Judy-Lynn del Rey, one of the new Ballantine editors, is having the entire book reset and republished this summer with all the damns and hells back in place.^ The ALA celebrates Banned Books Week in September, so one BXer challenged us to wild release books that had at one point or another been banned in this country during the entire month.
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In the late '50s, Bradbury observed that the novel touches on the alienation of people by media:
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In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades.^ Fahrenheit 451 A College Student's Literary Canon The 10 books I think you should read, with a short justification.
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^ Dec 22, 2007 Sithara rated it: In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has created a world that chillingly seems to reflect our present and near future.
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^ Totalitarianism 1984 , Brave New World , and Fahrenheit 451 : Prescient Docudramas About Life Under Bush?
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.But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog.^ Hence my lack of posting on the blog or twitter of late (well other than the MVP announcement) after I posted a few weeks ago that my daughter was going to the hospital.
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I stood staring after them, absolutely stunned. The woman held in one hand a small cigarette-package-sized radio, its antenna quivering. From this sprang tiny copper wires which ended in a dainty cone plugged into her right ear. .There she was, oblivious to man and dog, listening to far winds and whispers and soap-opera cries, sleep-walking, helped up and down curbs by a husband who might just as well not have been there.^ They might contain great philosophical Truths, but only subjectively so -- there will always be someone who will argue and disagree with whatever someone else says.
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^ The lawn cutter might as well just not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
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This was not fiction.[10]
Bradbury directly foretells this incident early in the work:
And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talking coming in. p.12

Adaptations

1966 film

.Fahrenheit 451[11] was a film written and directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner and Julie Christie.^ Firefighter V for Vendetta Review Along with its predecessors 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and A Clockwork Orange; V for Vendetta proves to be a philosophically inclined, politically apt film.
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^ Family Guy Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and His Warnings for Our Future Warnings for our future in science fiction By Julie Moore   |  Published 2/25/2008 More topics: Warnings .
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The film was released in 1966.

Feature film

In July 1994, a new film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 began development with the studio Warner Bros. and actor Mel Gibson, who planned to star in the lead role. Scripts were written by Bradbury, Tony Puryear, and Terry Hayes.[12] With the project estimated to be expensive and Gibson believing himself too old to portray the film's protagonist Guy Montag,[13] the actor decided in 1997 to instead direct the film. By 1999, he had planned to begin filming with actor Tom Cruise in the lead role, but Gibson was forced to postpone due to Cruise's unavailability.[12] Actor Brad Pitt was also approached for the lead role, but a deal was never made.[13] .According to Gibson, there was difficulty in finding a script that would be appropriate for the film, and that with the advent of computers, the concept of book-burning in a futuristic period may no longer work.^ The government has no right to be ordering fire men to be burning every book found.
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^ A person may be truly willing to no longer endorse the Chief personally, but that doesn't mean that person is willing to be appropriated into a message they don't necessarily feel strongly about.
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^ Books in this society are banned and "firemen" are put to work burning down the houses of anyone caught in possession of them.
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In February 2001, the project was revived as director Frank Darabont entered negotiations with Warner Bros. to rewrite Terry Hayes's script and direct the film.[13] .Gibson was confirmed to be involved only as a producer, and Darabont planned to complete the script by the end of 2002.[14] In July 2004, Darabont said that he had completed the script and hoped to begin filming Fahrenheit 451 after completing a script for Mission: Impossible III.^ Fahrenheit 451 Script .
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^ That said, how can you not love Fahrenheit 451, a virtual blueprint for the Cautionary Science Fiction Tale with Modern Political Overtones?
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^ This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Fahrenheit 451.
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[15] .Darabont did not begin Fahrenheit 451 immediately, instead going on to direct The Mist.^ It responds accordingly, the cover opens smoothly, a sharp intake of breath: Fahrenheit 451 begins.
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.The director said in November 2006 that he would do long-term preparation work for Fahrenheit 451 while filming The Mist and hoped that he would begin filming after The Mist was completed.^ That said, how can you not love Fahrenheit 451, a virtual blueprint for the Cautionary Science Fiction Tale with Modern Political Overtones?
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^ As I said yesterday I am running for the Board of Directors of PASS this year, so I will either end up depressed or have lots more work to do.
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^ It responds accordingly, the cover opens smoothly, a sharp intake of breath: Fahrenheit 451 begins.
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.In August 2007, Darabont expressed his intent to film Fahrenheit 451 in the summer of 2008, and that he would place the story's setting in an "intentionally nebulous" future, approximately 50 years from the contemporary period.^ Second, the story is SO much more profound in the year 2008 at the age of 30 than it could have been at 17 in 1995.
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^ The story is about Guy Montag, a Fireman - which in the future is someone who intentionally sets fire to homes containing the most vile contraband known to society: books.
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^ Fahrenheit 451 The Top 25 Science Fiction Novels of All Times A list of the best sci-fi books in the last 100 or so years.
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.Darabont planned to keep certain elements from the book, such as the mechanical hound, in the film.^ I love the chase with the mechanical hound that mimics a true “Bad Boy” reality ...more Ray Bradbury is amazing..such vision and imagination!
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The director did not comment on rumors of Tom Hanks as Guy Montag. The director said that the protagonist had been cast and would be announced soon.[17] .The following November, the director confirmed Hanks's involvement with the film and described the actor to be "the perfect embodiment of the regular guy".[18] In March 2008, Hanks withdrew from the film, citing prior commitments as the reason.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 .
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.Darabont is now looking for a new lead, explaining the difficulty, "It needs to be somebody like Hanks who has the ability to trigger a greenlight but is also the right guy for the part.^ A lot of this was due to the fact that the desire to make money outstripped the desire to make a great product, leading to sales people that kinda looked like: .
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^ I don’t have peers in this arena right now, other than online (and since I telecommute a good part of the time, well, it isn’t that different).
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It's a narrow target. It's a short list of people."[19]

Theater productions

.In 2006, Godlight Theatre Company presented the New York Premiere adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" a play by Ray Bradbury based on the novel of the same name at 59E59 Theaters and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2005).^ And if there was no budget we would demand every single gadget known to man and we would have monitors that make the ones dreamed of by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 seem tiny in comparison.
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^ Dec 22, 2007 Sithara rated it: In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has created a world that chillingly seems to reflect our present and near future.
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^ In this world where supposedly everyone has everything one wants, no one is truly happy, no one loves anyone, and unhappy people ...more In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has created a world that chillingly seems to reflect our present and near future.
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The production was directed by Godlight's Artistic Director, Joe Tantalo.
.The Obie Award winning off-Broadway theatre The American Place Theatre presented a one man show adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 as a part of their 2008-2009 Literature to Life season.^ And if there was no budget we would demand every single gadget known to man and we would have monitors that make the ones dreamed of by Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 seem tiny in comparison.
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Video game

The novel was adapted into a 1986 computer text adventure game of the same name.

Graphic novel

.In June 2009 a graphic novel edition of the book was published (Published by Hill and Wang).^ I think this would have been neat to see in the novel, but Bradbury said he wanted to keep the book exactly how it was when he published it in 1953.
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.Entitled Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation,[21] the paperback graphic adaptation was illustrated by Tim Hamilton.^ And Other Stories (Paperback) description: The mind of Ray Bradbury is a wonder-filled carnival of delight and terror that stretches from the v .
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.The introduction in the novel is written by Ray Bradbury himself.^ And it is on this premise that Bradbury convinces himself that his novel is not about censorship because he seems to define censorship as an official action committed by the government.
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^ Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Franois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel Fahrenheit 451 Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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^ Finally, the Fahrenheit 451 script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the Franois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel.
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Allusions and references in other works

.The title of Bradbury's book has become a well-known byword amongst those who oppose censorship, in much the way George Orwell's 1984 or Aldous Huxley's Brave New World have..^ Other books, like Brave New World present a frightening, realistic future, but have poor plot and characterization.
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^ He describes his childhood as one obsessed by books, but once his world started to fall apart, he found that those that he most cherished were not helping at all, they were just offering false promises - which is what prompted him to become a fireman.
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^ Now I have no problem admitting that this book is as much about the fear of T.V./popular culture’s negative influence on the intellect as it is about censorship.
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.As such, it has been alluded to many times, including in the ACLU's 1997 white paper Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning?[22].^ Dec 22, 2007 Sithara rated it: In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has created a world that chillingly seems to reflect our present and near future.
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Also in Michael Moore's 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11. .Bradbury objected to the latter's allusion to his work, claiming that Moore "stole my title and changed the numbers without ever asking me for permission."^ Bradbury objected to the latter's allusion to his work, claiming that Moore "stole my title and changed the numbers without ever asking me for permission."
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^ Bradbury insisted on the name change so that his work would not be confused with Michael Moore's incendiary political documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11."
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^ Bradbury said he would rather avoid litigation and is "hoping to settle this as two gentlemen, if he'll shake hands with me and give me back my book and title".
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.Artist Micah Wright used the theme "Hand all books to your local fireman for safe disposal" overlaid on a 1940s fireman propaganda poster.^ Once to each fireman, at least once in his career, He just itches to know what these books are all about.
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^ Feel free to use your non-dominant hand should you get to indulge in this more frequently than most.
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.Hungarian poet György Faludy includes the lines in the opening stanza of his 1983 poem "Learn by Heart This Poem of Mine": "Learn by heart this poem of mine, / Books only last a little time, / And this one will be borrowed, scarred, [...] / Or slowly brown and self-combust, / When climbing Fahrenheit has got / To 451, for that's how hot / it will be when your town burns down.^ I have this theory that Fahrenheit 451 is one of the last books most people ever read.
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^ In short, Fahrenheit 451 is one of the last great books that (most) people ever read.
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^ That said, how can you not love Fahrenheit 451, a virtual blueprint for the Cautionary Science Fiction Tale with Modern Political Overtones?
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/ Learn by heart this poem of mine."[25]
.The theme and plot of the movie Equilibrium, starring Christian Bale and Sean Bean, draws heavily from Fahrenheit 451, as well as from 1984 and Brave New World.^ Other books, like Brave New World present a frightening, realistic future, but have poor plot and characterization.
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^ Dec 22, 2007 Sithara rated it: In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury has created a world that chillingly seems to reflect our present and near future.
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.Ray Bradbury also alludes to himself in his book Let's All Kill Constance as the main character, a writer, thinks about writing a book about a "hero who smells of kerosene" and muses about the possibility of books being used to start fires in the future.^ It has been constantly on my mind for months, and it is all I am thinking about.
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^ This is what I like about trade books like I write (and most of the books you probably read are).
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^ Once to each fireman, at least once in his career, He just itches to know what these books are all about.
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In a Japanese light novel, manga and anime series Toshokan Sensō (lit. "Library War"), a book referred to as "The Book of Prophecy" simply titled K505 was targeted for termination. .This title alludes to Fahrenheit 451, as K505 can be read as 505 units of the Kelvin measurement of temperature that approximates 451 degrees Fahrenheit.^ I have this theory that Fahrenheit 451 is one of the last books most people ever read.
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^ I'm glad I read Fahrenheit 451 , even if the ending was rather bleak.
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^ In short, Fahrenheit 451 is one of the last great books that (most) people ever read.
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.Characters in the series' fictional, near-future setting also reference the book as being written "60 years ago" and how "a French director adapted it into a film."^ Even though it's a sci-fi book, because it was written 55 years ago, I anticipated at least some of the themes being dated.
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^ The book isn't bad by any means, but it does not live up to the literary greatness that I remember from 12 years ago.
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^ The book is political without being reactionary, written in a simple and direct prose, and it lacks the complex plot-points that characterize other notable works.
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An episode of the anime series R.O.D. the TV is entitled Fahrenheit 451 in which the British Library burns books in Jinbo-cho.
In the season three episode of The Simpsons entitled "Dog of Death", Homer Simpson throws a series of books on a fireplace during the course of the episode. .One of these is Fahrenheit 451, in which the throwing of the book on the fire is a reference to the plotline of the book itself.^ (Everyone knows Fahrenheit 451 is about the evils of censorship and banning books, right?
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^ But personal feelings aside, Fahrenheit 451 is a surprisingly relevant book.
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^ I have this theory that Fahrenheit 451 is one of the last books most people ever read.
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Also in an episode of The Simpsons, 'They Saved Lisa's Brain', Lisa Simpson vents her frustration about her town's general disinterest in reading. As if in response to her frustration, Reverend Lovejoy pulls up in a Book-Mobile and asks Lisa for any recommendations. .After suggesting anything by Jane Austen, the reverend pulls away only to reveal that he is actually driving a Book-Burning-Mobile and that the title was partially obscured by a bush.^ After all, as the title of the book indicates, this is that story about "burning books."
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Fahrenheit 451 was one of several books used in Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster's art installation "TH.2058" in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in London in 2008.
American power metal band Steel Prophet's 1999 album "Dark Hallucinations" has 5 songs which recount the story. .The songs are Montag (Chapter One), Strange Encounter (Chapter Two), The Secret (Chapter Three), Betrayal (Chapter Four), and New Life (Chapter Five).^ Guy Montag was a faithful citizen of this world, satisfied with his job of burning books, until he has a chance encounter with his new neighbor, a strange, precocious 16 year old who is wise beyond her years.
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The computer game StarCraft by Blizzard Entertainment has a flamethrower-wielding hero character named Gui Montag, an obvious reference to the main character.
.In the 1998 film Velvet Goldmine, a song entitled "The Ballad Of Maxwell Demon" contains the lyrics: "The boys from Quadrant 44 with their vicious metal hounds never come 'round here no more," referencing the book's mechanical hound.^ I love the chase with the mechanical hound that mimics a true “Bad Boy” reality TV cop’s chase.
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^ I think they should never force you to read any specific book in school, as it more often than not just makes you hate it on principle.
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^ I love the chase with the mechanical hound that mimics a true “Bad Boy” reality ...more Ray Bradbury is amazing..such vision and imagination!
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Later on into Kathryn Lasky's Guardians of Ga'Hoole series, in response to a series of book burnings, futuristic anthropomorphic owls read damaged text written by an ancient scribe, "Ray Brad" (obviously an incomplete scripture of Ray Bradbury's name). The text describes outsiders met by Montag, who commit various works of literature to memory, and the society of owls does likewise, with the Legends of Ga'Hoole.
In the flash game Escape the bookstore 2 there is a book title "Celsius 154" an obvious reference to the title "Fahrenheit 451"

Printings

"The Fireman" (Galaxy Science Fiction, Vol. 1 No. 5, February 1951)
First edition (1953)[5] – This edition was actually published in three formats, and included two short stories: "The Playground" and "And the Rock Cried Out"
  • Paperback (Ballantine No. 41) – The true first edition, preceding the hardcovers by six weeks.
  • Standard hardcover – Limited to about 4,500 copies.
  • Asbestos hardcover – Just over 200 copies were signed and numbered, before being bound in "Johns-Manville Quinterra", a fire resistant asbestos material.
Later editions:[5]
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  • Serialized version (Playboy, March, April, & May 1954)
  • First British hardcover edition (Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954) – Title novel only.
  • Science Fiction Book Club (London, 1955) – Title novel only.
  • First British paperback edition (Corgi No.^ Best science fiction books 1138 books .
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    ^ Sep 10, 2007 Lane Wilkinson rated it: bookshelves: fiction Read in July, 2007 I first read this book (as most of us did) in high school.
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    .T389, 1957) – Title novel only.
  • Softcover edition (Ballantine Books, 1962) - Issued with a new cover illustration by Joe Mugnaini.
  • Student softcover edition (Bal-Hi, 1967) – Includes a two page "Note to Teachers and Parents" by Richard Tyre and features an enlarged and revised version of the 1962 cover illustration.^ Only six weeks ago, I discovered that, over the years, some cubby-hole editors at Ballantine Books, fearful of contaminating the young, had, bit by bit, censored some 75 separate sections from the novel.
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    .Reprinted ten times through 1973.
  • Hardcover edition (Simon & Schuster, 1967) – Full contents of the first edition (novel and two short stories) with a new introduction by Bradbury.
  • Softcover edition (Ballantine Books, 1969) - Issued with a new cover illustration by Bob Pepper.
  • Special Book Club edition (1976)
  • Panther science fiction (Granada Publishing, 1976, reprinted 1977, 1978) ISBN 058604356X
  • Hardcover edition (Del Rey Gold Seal, 1981) – Issued without a dust jacket, and includes "Investing Dimes", an afterword written by Bradbury.
  • Hardcover edition (Limited Editions Club, 1982) – Issued in a slipcase without a dust jacket, and includes an original lithograph and threefold-out color plates by Joseph Mugnaini.^ Best science fiction books 1138 books .
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    ^ This book was possibly meant to be a warning (I have not yet read the introduction, as I thought I should wait until after), but we seem to have fallen into the story like it was a prophecy.
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    ^ Yet, the novel does not just deal with T.V. People in the story didn’t just prefer T.V. to books and that was that.
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    2000 copies were signed by Bradbury & Mugnaini.
  • Large print cloth edition (G K Hall & Co., 1988, ISBN 0745171060)
  • Hardcover edition (Buccaneer Books, 1995, ISBN 089968484X) – Issued without a dust jacket, and includes the "Investing Dimes" afterword, and a "Coda" by Bradbury.
  • 40th anniversary cloth edition (Simon & Schuster, 1996) – Limited to 7500 copies, with 500 signed and numbered by Bradbury.
  • Trade paper edition (Del Rey, 1996, ISBN 0345410017)
  • Mass-market paperback edition (Del Rey, ISBN 0345342968)
  • 50th anniversary edition
In Canada
  • First Edition - February 1963
  • Seventh Printing - October 1972

Notes

  1. ^ Borch, Jens; Richard E. Mark, M. Bruce Lyne. Handbook of Physical Testing of Paper. http://books.google.com/books?id=qa-I8QAOUL8C&pg=PA406&lpg=PA406&dq=flash+point+of+paper&source=web&ots=FjB5FslcKK&sig=Vlr2cc8M2-TWy3qkdwzGUeK-vnM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PPA406,M1. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. ^ Dexter, Gary (October 2007). Why Not Catch 21?: The Stories Behind the Titles. Frances Lincoln. ISBN 978-0711227965. 
  3. ^ Seed, D. (2005). It is a good book. A companion to science fiction. Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 34. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. Page 491 - 498
  4. ^ "About the Book: Fahrenheit 451". The Big Read. National Endowment for the Arts. http://www.ebr.lib.la.us/circ/advisory/onebook/aboutthebookF451.htm. 
  5. ^ a b c "Fahrenheit 451: Publishing Information". RayBradburyOnline.com. October 18, 2006. http://www.raybradburyonline.com/bibliography/bradfahr.htm. 
  6. ^ "Sólo en el espacio esparciremos la vida y llegaremos a vivir para siempre: Bradbury", La Jornada, Dec 1, 2009.
  7. ^ Bradbury, Ray About Freedom, raybradbury.com, Date unknown
  8. ^ Boyle Johnston, Amy E. "Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted", LA Weekly, May 30, 2007.
  9. ^ a b LAWeekly.com (2007), “Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted”. Retrieved 2007-06-03.
  10. ^ Quoted by Kingsley Amis in New Maps of Hell: A Survey of Science Fiction (1960).
  11. ^ IMDB
  12. ^ a b c Timothy M. Gray (2001-01-10). "Confessions from the crypt". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117791430.html?categoryid=13&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  13. ^ a b c Michael Fleming (2001-02-01). "Darabont stokes flames for '451'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117793023.html?categoryid=3&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  14. ^ "Darabont Warms Up Fahrenheit". Sci Fi Wire. 2002-04-29. http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2002-04/29/10.00.film. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  15. ^ Brian Linder (2004-07-29). "Darabont Talks 451". IGN. http://movies.ign.com/articles/534/534441p1.html. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  16. ^ Devin Faraci (2006-11-07). "PLAY THE MIST FOR ME... DOUBLETIME". CHUD.com. http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=7980. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  17. ^ Shawn Adler (2007-08-08). "'Fahrenheit 451' Director Insists Book Is 'More Relevant Today,' Hopes To Shoot Adaptation In 2008". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1566555/story.jhtml. Retrieved 2007-08-09. 
  18. ^ Shawn Adler (2007-11-09). "Tom Hanks Wants To Star In 'Fahrenheit 451,' Director Says". MTV. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2007/11/09/tom-hanks-wants-to-star-in-fahrenheit-451-director-says/. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  19. ^ Josh Horowitz (2008-03-28). "BREAKING: Tom Hanks Drops Out Of 'Fahrenheit 451'". MTV. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/03/28/breaking-tom-hanks-drops-out-of-fahrenheit-451/. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 
  20. ^ "Literature to Life - Citizenship & Censorship: Raise Your Civic Voice in 2008-09". The American Place Theatre. http://www.americanplacetheatre.org/stage/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=331&Itemid=1. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  21. ^ "Macmillan: Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation Ray Bradbury, Tim Hamilton: Books". Us.macmillan.com. http://us.macmillan.com/raybradburysfahrenheit451. Retrieved 2009-10-15. 
  22. ^ Ann Beeson. Chris Hansen. Others, see "Credits" section on page. "Fahrenheit 451.2: Is Cyberspace Burning? ", ACLU.com, 2002-03-17. Retrieved 2007-09-18.
  23. ^ SFGate.com (2004), “Author seeks apology from Michael Moore”. Retrieved 2006-10-03.
  24. ^ FAHRENHEIT 56K - Fernando de Querol Alcaraz - Opinión. Leído
  25. ^ Gyorgy (George) Faludy. John Robert Colombo, ed. Learn by Heart This Poem of Mine: Sixty Poems and One Speech, Hounslow Press, 1983, ISBN 978-0-88882-060-0. Online version hosted by opendemocracy.net

References

  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 62. ISBN 0-911682-20-1. 
  • Bustard, Ned (2004), Fahrenheit 451 Comprehension Guide, Veritas Press.
  • Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451, New York: Ballantine Books, 1953

External links


Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Somewhere the saving and putting away had to begin again and someone had to do the saving and keeping, one way or another, in books, in records, in people's heads, any way at all so long as it was safe, free from moths, silver-fish, rust and dry-rot, and men with matches.
.Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury, a novel based on the short story "The Fireman" (originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction Vol.^ Translation of: Fahrenheit 451; and selected short stories.
  • North of Boston Library Exchange /All Locations 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC catalog.noblenet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Powell's Books - Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury .
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^ Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Book Review .
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Detailed Book Review 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.allreaders.com [Source type: General]

1 No. .5 in February 1951), follows the exploits and self-examination of fireman Guy Montag in a dystopic society where books are banned, and firemen create fires, rather than put them out, in order to protect society from the dangers of reading.^ In this society, firemen do not put out fires and rescue people.
  • Questions 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.bookwolf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The main character is Guy Montag a fireman.
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury | LibraryThing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

^ Firemen once put out fires.
  • Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC teacher2b.com [Source type: General]

FAHRENHEIT 451: The temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns.
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. - the quote on the first page by Juan Ramón Jiménez.

Contents

Part I: The Hearth and the Salamander

  • It was a pleasure to burn. (3)
  • I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. .My uncle says the two always go together.^ The President says we must go after Al-Qaeda with drone missile attacks even if they are only two miles from an Yemeni military base.
    • Daily Kos: My Plastic Penis 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC dailykos.com [Source type: General]

    ^ George Clayton Johnson , who gave us Logan’s Run , says, “Ray has always been 14 going on 15.” .
    • Los Angeles News - Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted - page 1 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.laweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sorry I missed blogging the last two meetings (I spoke two meetings ago, so what was I going to say, man that guy was super cool!
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane.
  • Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes.^ Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn em to ashes, then burn the ashes.
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn ’em to ashes, then burn the ashes.” For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan.
    • Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation | The Elliott Bay Book Company 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.elliottbaybook.com [Source type: General]
    • Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation | Kepler's Books 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.keplers.com [Source type: General]

    .That's our official slogan.
  • "Do you ever read any of the books you burn?"^ That's our official slogan.

    ^ Thats our official slogan.
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do you ever read the books you burn?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


    He laughed. "That's against the law!"
    "Oh. .Of course."
  • You're not like the others.^ You're not like them.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're not like the others.

    ^ I just skimmed an article the other day about the overuse of c-sections, and there was even a mention of that (like why would you do it any other way).
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .I've seen a few; I know.^ Ive seen a few; I know .
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've seen a few; I know.

    ^ Well, Montag, take my word for it, I've had to read a few in my time, to know what I was about, and the books say nothing!
    • A Million Chimpanzees: Fahrenheit 451 Revisited: Do Firemen Still Dream of Igniting Books? 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC millionchimpanzees.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    .When I talk, you look at me.^ When I talk, you look at me.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Quotes 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.literary-quotations.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    .When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night.^ When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Quotes 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.literary-quotations.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If something offends you, LOOK AWAY. .
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.

    .The others would never do that.^ The others would never do that.
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    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    .The others would walk off and leave me talking.^ The others would walk off and leave me talking.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Quotes 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.literary-quotations.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    Or threaten me. .No one has time any more for anyone else.^ No one has time any more for anyone else.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Quotes 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.literary-quotations.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fahrenheit 451 is one of those rare books that becomes more powerful and poignant as time goes on.
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is just one more example of the warped thinking of individuals with way too much time on their hands.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You're one of the few who put up with me.^ Youre one of the few who put up with me.
    • Thesis Statements & Important Quotes from "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.paperstarter.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You're the one who thought of it.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're one of the few who put up with me.

    .That's why I think it's so strange you're a fireman, it just doesn't seem right for you, somehow.
  • I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly.^ I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And sometimes you just can’t find the words… .
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You see what I was going for, though, right?
    • reelviews.net - View topic - Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC reelviews.net [Source type: General]

    .If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes!^ Favorite Quotes Have you ever watched the jet cars race on the boulevard?...I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly...If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes!
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    he’d say, that’s grass! A pink blur! That’s a rose garden! .White blurs are houses.^ White blurs are houses.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Brown blurs are cows.^ Brown blurs are cows.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .My uncle drove slowly on a highway once.^ My uncle drove slowly on a highway once.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Quotes with Analysis of Each Quote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.brighthub.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He drove forty miles per hour and they jailed him for two days.^ He drove forty miles per hour and they jailed him for two days.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ THEME?] The Bomb hits Montag's city from jets flying 5000 miles per hour.
    • Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC teacher2b.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The President says we must go after Al-Qaeda with drone missile attacks even if they are only two miles from an Yemeni military base.
    • Daily Kos: My Plastic Penis 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC dailykos.com [Source type: General]

    .Isn’t that funny, and sad, too?
  • "That's sad," said Montag, quietly,(referring to The Hound) "because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing.^ They are all flustered by her presence, but Montag, in particular, seems sympathetic to her blight and guilty of his part in the intrusion into her life and destruction of her home.
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC litsum.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mildred is terrified, but Montag pleads for her to be patient with him, just for one day, and read with him, in order to find out whether what Beatty said is true.
    • Studyworld Studynotes: Fahrenheit 451: Summary: Part 1 (V) 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.studyworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Got this out from the library because I took a quiz and it said my personality is like this Montag guy.

    .What a shame if that's all it can ever know."
  • They crashed the front door and grabbed at a woman, though she was not running, she was not trying to escape.^ They crashed the front door and grabbed at a woman, though she was not running, she was not trying to escape.

    ^ The old men are "old Harvard degrees" who all represent the book they know by heart - the classics of world literature.
    • Fahrenheit 451 – ZUM-Wiki 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC wiki.zum.de [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She's now sixteen, and the fire station, as well as her orphanage next door, is all she knows of life.
    • Fahrenheit 451 FanFiction Archive - FanFiction.Net 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.fanfiction.net [Source type: General]

    .She was only standing, weaving from side to side, her eyes fixed upon a nothingness in the wall as if they had struck her a terrible blow upon the head.^ She was only standing, weaving from side to side, her eyes fixed upon a nothingness in the wall as if they had struck her a terrible blow upon the head.

    ^ If they are truly our deeply-felt convictions, it stands to reason that they will only be strengthened when they’re tested.
    • Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC blog.zsr.wfu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ They are surrounded only by walls of TV screens.
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    .Her tongue was moving in her mouth, and her eyes seemed to be trying to remember something, and then they remembered and her tongue moved again:
    "Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
    • This is a quotation of Hugh Latimer to Nicholas Ridley as they were about to be burned at the stake as heretics during the reign of "Bloody Mary", Queen Mary I of England.
  • How inconvenient!^ As I trust shall never be put out."
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Explain the quote the old woman stated, "We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
    • Here are a few questions to answer for Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.unit5.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We shall this day light such a candle, by God’s grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.” Apparently Bishop Latimer said this to Bishop Ridley as they were burned at the stake for being Protestants in Queen Mary’s Catholic England.
    • Questions 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.bookwolf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Always before it had been like snuffing a candle.^ Always before it had been like snuffing a candle.

    .The police went first and adhesive-taped the victim's mouth and bandaged him off into their glittering beetle cars, so when you arrived you found an empty house.^ The police went first and adhesive-taped the victim's mouth and bandaged him off into their glittering beetle cars, so when you arrived you found an empty house.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The first time you find yourself throwing fifty odd paperbacks into the recycling bin you do feel a bit weird.
    • (Apocryphal?) anecdote about Fahrenheit 451 - Boing Boing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

    ^ First off I don’t have big intentions of changing jobs, and second off I use this blog as my way of letting you get to know me.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .You weren't hurting anyone, you were hurting only things!^ You weren't hurting anyone, you were hurting only things!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And since things really couldn't be hurt, since things felt nothing, and things don't scream or whimper, as this woman might begin to scream and cry out, there was nothing to tease your conscience later.^ And since things really couldn't be hurt, since things felt nothing, and things don't scream or whimper, as this woman might begin to scream and cry out, there was nothing to tease your conscience later.

    ^ And there are lots of things I don’t want to do.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ She's got you going and next thing you know we'll be out, no house, no job, nothing.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You were simply cleaning up.^ You were simply cleaning up.

    .Janitorial work, essentially.^ Janitorial work, essentially.

    .Everything to its proper place.^ Everything to its proper place.

    Quick with the kerosene! .Who's got a match!
  • So it was the hand that started it all.^ So it was the hand that started it all.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ December 20, 2009 K. A. Ekvall (Iowa, USA) So it was the hand that started it all...
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    .He felt one hand and then the other work his coat free and let it slump to the floor.^ He felt one hand and then the other work his coat free and let it slump to the floor.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When it comes to the balm and catcher, the stroll is affected on one hand, the pantry on the other.
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    ^ He wondered, if he could ever do his job again on the one hand because he saw the old lady dying on the other hand because he now esteems books.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Books Guy Isbn Book Beatty Montag Hardcover 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.economicexpert.com [Source type: General]

    .He held his pants out into an abyss and let them fall into darkness.^ He held his pants out into an abyss and let them fall into darkness.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When Faber initially refuses, Montag holds out a Bible and "lets" his hands shock Faber into action: 'Montag stood there and waited for the next thing to happen.
    • Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451" 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC clem.mscd.edu [Source type: General]

    His hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arms. .He could feel the poison working up his wrists and into his elbows and his shoulders and then the jumpover from shoulder blade to shoulder blade like a spark leaping a gap.^ He could feel the poison working up his wrists and into his elbows and his shoulders and then the jumpover from shoulder blade to shoulder blade like a spark leaping a gap.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Overall, Fahrenheit 451 feels like a blueprint for a good book rather than a finished work.
    • chapters.indigo.ca: Fahrenheit 451: Ray Bradbury: Books 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

    His hands were ravenous. .And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger as if they must look at something anything and everything.
  • She's nothing to me; she shouldn't have had books.^ They will feel for the characters and the books.
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury | LibraryThing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And his eyes were beginning to feel hunger as if they must look at something anything and everything.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see, it is a crime to possess books and if anyone is found to keep them in their houses or read them, they will be reported and everything will be burned to ashes – the books, the house, and sometimes even the owners.
    • Hello, My Name Is Alice: Fahrenheit 451 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.aliceteh.com [Source type: General]

    It was her responsibility, she should have thought of that. I hate her. .She's got you going and next thing you know we'll be out, no house, no job, nothing.
  • Let you alone!^ She's got you going and next thing you know we'll be out, no house, no job, nothing.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let you alone!

    ^ What does Granger mean when he says, "We're going to go build a mirror factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long time to look at them?"
    • Del Rey Online | Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: General]
    • LitLovers - Fahrenheit 451 Discussion Questions - Book Club Guide 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.litlovers.com [Source type: General]
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    .That's all very well, but how can I leave myself alone?^ That's all very well, but how can I leave myself alone?

    ^ All of my presentations have gone well, and with Paul Nielsen I was part of a very talked about session this year to a packed room.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .We need not to be let alone.^ We need not to be let alone.

    .We need to be really bothered once in a while.^ We need to be really bothered once in a while.

    .How long is it since you were really bothered?^ How long is it since you were really bothered?

    ^ How long have you been with us?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've never been able to shake the feeling of how real the story becomes as you keep reading.
    • Fahrenheit 451 movie 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC bb.castles.org [Source type: General]

    About something important, about something real?
  • Many were those whose sole knowledge of Hamlet (you know the title certainly, Montag; it is probably only a faint rumour of a title to you, Mrs. Montag) whose sole knowledge, as I say, of Hamlet was a one-page digest in a book that claimed: 'now at least you can read all the classics; keep up with your neighbors.' Do you see? .Out of the nursery into the college and back to the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more.
  • With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.^ With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be.

    ^ "Out of the nursery, into the college, and then back into the nursery" Explain this in your own words.

    ^ The Fire Chief explains, 'With schools turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word "intellectual" became the swear word it deserved to be.'
    • Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451" 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC clem.mscd.edu [Source type: General]

    .You always dread the unfamiliar.
  • We must all be alike.^ We must all be alike.

    ^ You always dread the unfamiliar.

    .Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal.^ Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal.

    ^ The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal."  (81K) .
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Movie Review and Sounds 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.destgulch.com [Source type: General]

    .Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.
  • People want to be happy, isn't that right?^ I want to be happy, people say.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People want to be happy, isn't that right?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.

    .Haven't you heard it all your life?^ Haven't you heard it all your life?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have your pills, haven't you?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The answer is simple: Live a life in which you cram yourself with all kinds of metaphors, all kinds of activities, and all kinds of love.

    .I want to be happy, people say.^ I want to be happy, people say.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ People want to be happy, isn't that right?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The people who lead the society want the people to be happy, but only do what the majority of people want them to do.
    • URGENT!! Fahrenheit 451 - Literature Network Forums 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: General]

    .Well, aren't they?^ Well, aren't they?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Don't we keep them moving, don't we give them fun?^ Don't we keep them moving, don't we give them fun?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That's all we live for, isn't it?^ That's all we live for, isn't it?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    For pleasure, for titillation? .And you must admit our culture provides plenty of these.
  • She didn't want to know how a thing was done, but why.^ If you didn't know that, you wouldn't be here.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And you must admit our culture provides plenty of these.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A world you wouldn't want to know.
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    That can be embarrassing. .You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it.^ Why do you ask?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You firemen provide a circus now and then at which buildings are set off and crowds gather for the pretty blaze, but its a small sideshow indeed, and hardly necessary to keep things in line.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The poor girl's better off dead.
  • If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one.^ If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one.

    ^ Don't you worry.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The poor girl's better off dead.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Better yet, give him none.^ Better yet, give him none.

    .Let him forget there is such a thing as war.
  • Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year.^ "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year.
    • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fire Captain Beatty explains it this way, "Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs....
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Let him forget there is such a thing as war.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving.^ Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Quotes 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.literary-quotations.com [Source type: Original source]
    • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Quotes 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.literary-quotations.com [Source type: Original source]
    • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you.

    .And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.^ And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.
    • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'm disturbed by the fact that in at least the last 55 years, nothing seems to have changed, we don't appear to have learned anything.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with.^ Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with.
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury | LibraryThing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I also don’t want to brag about it too much and give anyone the wrong impression that it is the reason I do the things I do for the community.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .That way lies melancholy.
  • I hope I've clarified things.^ I hope I've clarified things.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That way lies melancholy."
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury | LibraryThing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.librarything.com [Source type: General]
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]
    • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]
    • Math.com Store: Math Books: Fahrenheit 451 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC store.math.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That way lies melancholy.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we're the Happiness Boys, the Dixie Duo, you and I and the others.^ The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we're the Happiness Boys, the Dixie Duo, you and I and the others.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're not like the others.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.^ We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Beatty tells Montag that firemen are "custodians of peace of mind" and that they stand against "those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought."
    • Del Rey Online | Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.randomhouse.com [Source type: General]
    • Untitled Document 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.d.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Censorship, in practical terms, is the effort of those who do not want others to hear what they find offensive, for whatever reasons, basically because it leads to people thinking thoughts they do not want them to be thinking.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .We have our fingers in the dike.^ We have our fingers in the dike.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Hold steady. .Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.^ Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because books disturb people by posing questions and contradicting each other, it is up to the Firemen to not 'let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world.'
    • Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451" 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC clem.mscd.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ I don't think you realize how important you are, to our happy world as it stands now.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    We depend on you. .I don't think you realize how important you are, to our happy world as it stands now.
  • That woman, the other night, Millie, you weren't there.^ I don't think you realize how important you are, to our happy world as it stands now.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That woman, the other night, Millie, you weren't there.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you weren’t there, then I will put them there for you later.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .You didn't see her face.^ You didn't see her face.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    And Clarisse. .You never talked to her.^ You never talked to her.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I talked to her. .And men like Beatty are afraid of her.^ And men like Beatty are afraid of her.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I can't understand it. .Why should they be so afraid of someone like her?^ Why should they be so afraid of someone like her?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is why I never join these cultural groups, they are more like radical cults in my eyes.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But I kept putting her alongside the firemen in the house last night, and I suddenly realized I didn't like them at all, and I didn't like myself at all any more.
  • Montag picked a single small volume from the floor.^ Montag picked a single small volume from the floor.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I kept putting her alongside the firemen in the house last night, and I suddenly realized I didn't like them at all, and I didn't like myself at all any more.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Guy Montag suddenly realized what he had to do!
    • chapters.indigo.ca: Fahrenheit 451: Ray Bradbury: Books 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.chapters.indigo.ca [Source type: General]

    "Where do we begin?" .He opened the book halfway and peered at it.^ He opened the book halfway and peered at it.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    "We begin by beginning, I guess."

Part II: The Sieve and the Sand

  • We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing. I looked around. .The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I'd burned in ten or twelve years.^ The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I'd burned in ten or twelve years.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So I thought books might help.^ So I thought books might help.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios and televisors, but are not.^ The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios and televisors, but are not.
    • Article: The Failure of Fahrenheit 451, by Jeremy Smith 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .No, no, it's not books at all you're looking for!^ No, no, it's not books at all you're looking for!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It all gets clearer piece by piece and at that moment you're really hypnotized untill the end.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Fahrenheit 451 [DVD] [1966] 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself.^ Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't have to dig too deeply to find relevance to today's society, where the majority of Americans defend the right of their government to pry through their library records.
    • Fahrenheit 451: Review on TheaterMania.com - 03/22/2006 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.theatermania.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The first time you find yourself throwing fifty odd paperbacks into the recycling bin you do feel a bit weird.
    • (Apocryphal?) anecdote about Fahrenheit 451 - Boing Boing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

    .Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget.
    There is nothing magical in them at all.^ Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is nothing magical in them at all.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there are lots of things I don’t want to do.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.^ The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When they see firemen with the same books found in their house's as the ones they are burning, it will hopefully change their view on the situation.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget.
    • Article: The Failure of Fahrenheit 451, by Jeremy Smith 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.strangehorizons.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Of course you couldn't know this, of course you still can't understand what I mean when I say all this.^ You know what I mean.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But when you say "Bradbury fail," what do you mean?
    • reelviews.net - View topic - Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC reelviews.net [Source type: General]

    ^ I mean, since I have the final say and all.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The good writers touch life often.^ The good writers touch life often.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her.^ The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.^ The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • Do you know the legend of Hercules and Antaeus, the giant wrestler, whose strength was incredible so long as he stood firmly on the earth.^ BY THE WAY IF YOU KNOW ANY INFO ABOUT THE CHANT THEY USED IN THE SCARIEST PLACES ON EARTH TV SERIES CONTACT ME AT random_objects_@hotmail.
    • Fahrenheit 451 movie 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC bb.castles.org [Source type: General]

    .But when he was held, rootless, in mid-air, by Hercules, he perished easily.^ But when he was held, rootless, in mid-air, by Hercules, he perished easily.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If there isn't something in that legend for us today, in this city, in our time, then I am completely insane.^ If there isn't something in that legend for us today, in this city, in our time, then I am completely insane.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Such hiding places are something that each of us should consider if the Fahrenheit 451 trends prevalent today are not reversed.
    • How 'Fahrenheit 451' Trends Threaten Intellectual Freedom 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC vho.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Leave the rest of us to our memories of a time when the chief symbolized an all-around education, where many people come together to learn about and from each other.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are. They're Caesar's praetorian guard, whispering as the parade roars down the avenue, 'Remember, Caesar, thou art mortal.'^ They're Caesar's praetorian guard, whispering as the parade roars down the avenue, 'Remember, Caesar, thou art mortal.'
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Most of us can't rush around, talk to everyone, know all the cities of the world, we haven't time, money or that many friends.^ Most of us can't rush around, talk to everyone, know all the cities of the world, we haven't time, money or that many friends.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I knew what he was talking about, but it will take some time to wrap my mind around it.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Incidentally, if you see that niece wandering about this part of the world, You might let us know.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.^ Montag, I think you should see this.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She only charged £1 per book.
    • (Apocryphal?) anecdote about Fahrenheit 451 - Boing Boing 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.boingboing.net [Source type: General]

    .Don't ask for guarantees.^ Don't ask for guarantees.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library.^ And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Look, I don’t blame the person, I blame the script writer.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And it looks like we're doing the same thing, over and over, but we've got one damn thing the Phoenix never had.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore
    .^ Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore .
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
    • FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    (86)
  • .
  • Remember the firemen are rarely necessary.^ Remember the firemen are rarely necessary.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The public stopped reading of its own accord.
    You firemen provide a circus now and then at which buildings are set off and crowds gather for the pretty blaze, but its a small sideshow indeed, and hardly necessary to keep things in line.^ The public stopped reading of its own accord.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You firemen provide a circus now and then at which buildings are set off and crowds gather for the pretty blaze, but its a small sideshow indeed, and hardly necessary to keep things in line.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've been meaning to check out Bradbury for some time now, but I keep putting it off because I get this weird feeling I'd hate him.
    • reelviews.net - View topic - Fahrenheit 451 and Ray Bradbury 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC reelviews.net [Source type: General]

    .So few want to be rebels anymore. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.^ So few want to be rebels anymore.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like 1984 and BRAVE NEW WORLD, it is one of those "This can happend if we don't watch out" books.
    • Amazon.ca: Customer Reviews: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

    Can you dance faster than the White Clown, shout louder than 'Mr. Gimmick' and the parlor 'families'? If you can, you'll win your way, Montag. .In any event, you’re a fool.^ In any event, you’re a fool.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .People are having fun.^ People are having fun .
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Faber to Montag
  • If there were no war, if there was peace in the world, I'd say fine, have fun!^ Faber to Montag If there were no war, if there was peace in the world, I'd say fine, have fun!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is when Faber imparts a green, earpiece droid to Montag, saying that he will be with him always.
    • URGENT!! Fahrenheit 451 - Literature Network Forums 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On his way to Faber’s house, Montag discovers that war has been declared upon his town.
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Summaries and Commentaries 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC education.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .But, Montag, you mustn't go back to being just a fireman.^ But, Montag, you mustn't go back to being just a fireman.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you didn’t get that I was being silly, then you probably aren’t going to understand the slides either.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Give to have you back MM, great review that has me itching to read it -- and I think I may have just worked out where to get it...

    .All isn't well with the world.
  • You're afraid of making mistakes.^ You're nothing but zombies, all of you.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're afraid of making mistakes.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know, you're not well.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Don't be.
    Mistakes can be profited by. .Man, when I was young I shoved my ignorance in people's faces.^ Man, when I was young I shoved my ignorance in people's faces.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .They beat me with sticks.^ They beat me with sticks.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .By the time I was forty my blunt instrument had been honed to a fine cutting point for me.^ By the time I was forty my blunt instrument had been honed to a fine cutting point for me.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.
  • Go home and think of your first husband divorced and your second husband killed in a jet and your third husband blowing his brains out, go home and think of the dozen abortions you’ve had, go home and think of that and your damn Caesarian sections, too, and your children who hate your guts!^ You'll find out.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'll connect you with poisoning section.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think you have to set that up first.

    .Go home and think how it all happened and what did you ever do to stop it?
  • Do you know, I had a dream an hour ago.^ Do you know, I had a dream an hour ago.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Go home and think how it all happened and what did you ever do to stop it?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Go home and think of your first husband divorced and your second husband killed in a jet and your third husband blowing his brains out, go home and think of the dozen abortions you’ve had, go home and think of that and your damn Caesarian sections, too, and your children who hate your guts!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I lay down for a cat-nap and in this dream you and I, Montag, got into a furious debate on books.^ I lay down for a cat-nap and in this dream you and I, Montag, got into a furious debate on books.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Beatty even seems to compare himself to the devil as he tells Montag of a dream, in which he and Montag furiously debate on books and he triumphs by rebutting everything that Montag says with quotes from books.
    • URGENT!! Fahrenheit 451 - Literature Network Forums 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: General]

    .You towered with rage, yelled quotes at me.^ You towered with rage, yelled quotes at me.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I calmly parried every thrust.
  • "Oh, you were scared silly," said Beatty, "for I was doing a terrible thing in using the very books you clung to, to rebut you on every hand, on every point!^ "Oh, you were scared silly," said Beatty, "for I was doing a terrible thing in using the very books you clung to, to rebut you on every hand, on every point!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You may use your book?
    • Untitled Document 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.d.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I calmly parried every thrust.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    What traitors books can be! .You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you.^ I think you have to set that up first.

    ^ You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What do you think you're doing?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .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."
  • All right, he's had his say.^ All right, I'll stay with you.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 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."
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I talked to them about all of the exciting ideas I have for using social media for the PASS community (not unlike this blog and the tweet I will send saying I have sent this blog).
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .You must take it in.^ You must take it in.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'll say my say, too, in the next few hours.^ I'll say my say, too, in the next few hours.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And you'll take it in.^ And you'll take it in.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Take away IT and you’ll save the 2 percent in current emissions.

    .And you'll try to judge them and make your decision as to which way to jump, or fall.^ And you'll try to judge them and make your decision as to which way to jump, or fall.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you can, you'll win your way, Montag.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 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.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .But I want it to be your decision, not mine, and not the Captain's. But remember that the Captain belongs to the most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom, the solid unmoving cattle of the majority.^ But I want it to be your decision, not mine, and not the Captain's.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Faber even refers to Beatty as one who "belongs to the most dangerous enemy to truth and freedom, the solid unmoving cattle of the majority" (Bradbury108).
    • URGENT!! Fahrenheit 451 - Literature Network Forums 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.online-literature.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But remember that the Captain belongs to the most dangerous enemy of truth and freedom, the solid unmoving cattle of the majority.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Oh, God, the terrible tyranny of the majority.
  • I paid for all this - how?^ I paid for all this - how?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Oh, God, the terrible tyranny of the majority.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [T]he terrible tyranny of the majority."
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .Playing the stock-market, of course, the last refuge in the world for the dangerous intellectual out of a job.^ Playing the stock-market, of course, the last refuge in the world for the dangerous intellectual out of a job .
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    (90)

Part III: Burning Bright

  • This is happening to me'
  • "What a dreadful surprise," said Beatty. "For everyone nowadays knows, absolutely is certain, that nothing will ever happen to me. .Others die, I go on.^ Others die, I go on.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .There are no consequences and no responsibilities.^ There are no consequences and no responsibilities.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Response: Since schools are ostensibly committed to honoring the voices of all in the community, there is no justifiable reason to ignore the concerns of even minority voices.
    • Americans for Truth » School Officials 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC americansfortruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Response: There is no context that renders frequent and excessively obscene language acceptable in texts selected by public school teachers for minor children.
    • Americans for Truth » School Officials 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC americansfortruth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Except that there are. But let's not talk about them, eh? .By the time the consequences catch up with you, it's too late, isn't it, Montag?"
  • It was pretty silly, quoting poetry around free and easy like that.^ It was pretty silly, quoting poetry around free and easy like that.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Montag recalls an often-quoted segment of Ecclesiastes 3:1–8, which reminds him that there is a time for dying as well as a time for living.
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Summaries and Commentaries 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC education.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reading F451 now, what I probably liked most was the world and backstory which Bradbury built around Montag’s awakening.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .It was the act of a silly damn snob.^ It was the act of a silly damn snob.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Give a man a few lines of verse and he thinks he's the Lord of all Creation. .You think you can walk on water with your books.^ You think you can walk on water with your books.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You think you can walk on water .
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Summaries and Commentaries 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC education.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You may use your book?
    • Untitled Document 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.d.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Well, the world can get by just fine without them.^ Well, the world can get by just fine without them.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Look where they got you, in slime up to your lip.^ Look where they got you, in slime up to your lip.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Taking a position as manager starts to dilute your ability to be a techie because you have to give up the binary truth that computing allows you.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .If I stir the slime with my little finger, you'll drown!
  • watch for a man running ...^ Watch for a man running through the streets.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So here on the eve of my surgery, I just wanted to take a minute and write a little about the reason you probably know about that surgery (and other bits of my life).
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    watch for the running man . . . watch for a man alone, on foot . . . watch...
  • .
  • They would have killed me, thought Montag, swaying, the air still torn and stirring about him in dust, touching his bruised cheek.^ They would have killed me, thought Montag, swaying, the air still torn and stirring about him in dust, touching his bruised cheek.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Montag turns to books to rescue him; instead they help demolish his life- -he loses his wife, job and home; he kills a man and is forced to be a nomad.
    • Untitled Document 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.d.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He had just stood there, not really trying to save himself, just stood there, joking, needling, thought Montag, and the thought was enough to stifle his sobbing and let him pause for air.” Instantly, the reader and Montag understand Beatty in a much different light.
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Summaries and Commentaries 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC education.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    .For no reason at all in the world they would have killed me.
  • Mechanical Hound never fails.^ Mechanical Hound never fails.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For no reason at all in the world they would have killed me.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Indeed, the world it presents, where people touch themselves, not each other, and where conflicting ideas are discouraged because they just make people unhappy, seems all too contemporary.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Fahrenheit 451 [DVD] [1966] 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .Never since its first use in tracking quarry has this incredible invention made a mistake.^ Never since its first use in tracking quarry has this incredible invention made a mistake.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Tonight, this network is proud to have the opportunity to follow the Hound by camera helicopter as it starts on its way to the target...
  • Would he have time for a speech?^ Tonight, this network is proud to have the opportunity to follow the Hound by camera helicopter as it starts on its way to the target...
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Would he have time for a speech?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .As the Hound seized him, in view of ten or twenty or thirty million people, mightn't he sum up his entire life in the last week in one single phrase or a word that would stay with them long after the Hound had turned, clenching him in its metal-plier jaws, and trotted off in darkness, while the camera remained stationary, watching the creature dwindle in the distance— a splendid fade-out!^ Montag turns to books to rescue him; instead they help demolish his life- -he loses his wife, job and home; he kills a man and is forced to be a nomad.
    • Untitled Document 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.d.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Guy Montag is one such firemen, but after meeting a very strange girl which changes the direction of his life and the way he views things, undergoes a revelation that results in him trying to save some of the few remaining books.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Ultimately, a good move for them would be to stop bringing up Chief entirely and let him phase out; the best move would be to join up with the Chief supporters and the rest of the university to create a new mascot.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What could he say in a single word, a few words, that would sear all their faces and wake them up?
  • With an effort, Montag reminded himself again that this was no fictional episode to be watched on his run to the river; it was in actuality his own chess-game he was witnessing, move by move.
  • "Police suggest entire population in the Elm Terrace area do as follows: Everyone in every house in every street open a front or rear door or look from the windows.^ What could he say in a single word, a few words, that would sear all their faces and wake them up?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Police suggest entire population in the Elm Terrace area do as follows: Everyone in every house in every street open a front or rear door or look from the windows.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If I could, I'd run around repeating the words to everyone.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .The fugitive cannot escape if everyone in the next minute looks from his house.^ The fugitive cannot escape if everyone in the next minute looks from his house.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Police suggest entire population in the Elm Terrace area do as follows: Everyone in every house in every street open a front or rear door or look from the windows.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Ready! "
    Of course! Why hadn't they done it before! .Why, in all the years, hadn't this game been tried!^ Why, in all the years, hadn't this game been tried!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Everyone up, everyone out!^ Everyone up, everyone out!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    He couldn't be missed! .The only man running alone in the night city, the only man proving his legs!
  • The sun burned every day.^ The story itself follows the transition of Guy Montag, from a book-leery, burn-happy "fireman" into a man who is on the run for not only possessing books, but killing a fellow fireman to protect them.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    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.^ 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.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Montag turns to books to rescue him; instead they help demolish his life- -he loses his wife, job and home; he kills a man and is forced to be a nomad.
    • Untitled Document 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.d.umn.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Anyway, the police have had him charted for months, years.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So if he burnt things with the firemen, and the sun burnt Time, that meant that everything burned!
  • Somewhere the saving and putting away had to begin again and someone had to do the saving and keeping, one way or another, in books, in records, in people's heads, any way at all so long as it was safe, free from moths, silver-fish, rust and dry-rot, and men with matches.
  • He walked on the track.^ So if he burnt things with the firemen, and the sun burnt Time, that meant that everything burned!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Burning the books is another, isn't it?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Somewhere the saving and putting away had to begin again and someone had to do the saving and keeping, one way or another, in books, in records, in people's heads, any way at all so long as it was safe, free from moths, silver-fish, rust and dry-rot, and men with matches.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .And he was surprised to learn how certain he suddenly was of a single fact he could not prove.^ And he was surprised to learn how certain he suddenly was of a single fact he could not prove.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I learned how to torture a first-year school teacher, and-what proved in time to be much more useful-how a first-year teacher might regain lost ground.
    • Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC blog.zsr.wfu.edu [Source type: General]


    .Once, long ago, Clarisse had walked here, where he was walking now.
  • They're faking.^ May 2008 re-read: And now I understand why this one was the only one for so long.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ We're at a scene that we know will be full of exposition, that is, the Staff of Ra was too long for the Germans and they’re digging in the wrong place.

    .You threw them off at the river.^ You threw them off at the river.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    They can't admit it. .They know they can hold their audience only so long.^ They know they can hold their audience only so long.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The show's got to have a snap ending, quick!^ The show's got to have a snap ending, quick!
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If they started searching the whole damn river it might take all night.^ If they started searching the whole damn river it might take all night.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The whole world's too afraid to say anything because we're all afraid it "might offend someone".
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So they're sniffing for a scape-goat to end things with a bang.^ I see new things on re-reading, but what I remember best from those stories - what stayed with me and was familiar without re-reading - was how they ended.
    • Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC blog.zsr.wfu.edu [Source type: General]

    Watch. .They'll catch Montag in the next five minutes!
  • Right now, some poor fellow is out for a walk.^ Montag, this will take about five minutes.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do it right now, Montag.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In fact, right now I'm supposed to be packing stuff up because I'm moving out of this apartment into a new one, and guess what makes up the bulk of my stuff?
    • Fahrenheit 451 ? (Literature / Poetry) 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.proz.com [Source type: General]

    A rarity. An odd one. .Don't think the police don't know the habits of queer ducks like that, men who walk mornings for the hell of it, or for reasons of insomnia.^ I don't think they like it much.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I like a man who knows his work.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't think the police don't know the habits of queer ducks like that, men who walk mornings for the hell of it, or for reasons of insomnia.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Anyway, the police have had him charted for months, years.^ Anyway, the police have had him charted for months, years.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 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.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Never know when that sort of information might be handy. .And today, it turns out, it's very usable indeed.^ And today, it turns out, it's very usable indeed.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It saves face.
  • The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.
  • "They didn't show the man's face in focus.^ The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They never showed the man's face properly.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "They didn't show the man's face in focus.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Did you notice?^ Did you notice?
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Even your best friends couldn't tell if it was you.^ Even your friends are bound to believe you're dead.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even your best friends couldn't tell if it was you.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even with my eyes closed, I could tell what you do for a job.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They scrambled it just enough to let the imagination take over.^ They scrambled it just enough to let the imagination take over.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Frankly, I just hope that if you are planning on voting that you will take a minute or two and ask the candidates why they are running.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ It's bad enough that they don't let him perform, but now they are asking students to trade in their chief shirts.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    "Hell," he whispered. "Hell."
  • Walk carefully. .Guard your health.^ Guard your health.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .If anything should happen to Harris, you are the Book of Ecclesiastes.
  • Everyone must leave something in the room or left behind when he dies, my grandfather said.^ Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Everyone must leave something in the room or left behind when he dies, my grandfather said.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If anything should happen to Harris, you are the Book of Ecclesiastes.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made.^ A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Or a garden planted. .Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.
    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.^ Nothing is going to get in your way.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ What you need is some adventure,” she said.
    • Fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC blog.zsr.wfu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Everything is going your way.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said.^ The difference between the man who cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
  • 'I hate a Roman named Status Quo!'^ The lawn cutter might as well just not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I hate a Roman named Status Quo!
    • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Summaries and Commentaries 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC education.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

    he said to me. .'Stuff your eyes with wonder,' he said, 'live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.^ I wonder what you said that made the analyst...
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Stuff your eyes with wonder,' he said, 'live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts.
    • Search Results for fahrenheit 451 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.azete.com [Source type: General]

    See the world. .It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.^ It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.^ Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .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.^ And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping life away.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ 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.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Fahrenheit The Ten Most Influential Writers in My Life There are so many great writers out there, but these ten had the most influence over the way I write and my appreciation of literature.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 11 September 2009 5:05 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .To hell with that,' he said, 'shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.'
  • I want to see everything now.^ To hell with that,' he said, 'shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.'
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I want to see everything now.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It’s everything I would want to see in an adaptation of the book.

    .And while none of it will be me when it goes in, after a while it'll all gather together inside and it'll be me.
    Look at the world out there, my God, my God, look at it out there, outside me, out there beyond my face and the only way to really touch it is to put it where it's finally me, where it's in the blood, where it pumps around a thousand times ten thousand a day.^ Look at the world out there, my God, my God, look at it out there, outside me, out there beyond my face and the only way to really touch it is to put it where it's finally me, where it's in the blood, where it pumps around a thousand times ten thousand a day.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He was looking not only at her, but for himself and what he must do, in her face.

    ^ Look at the world out there.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .I get hold of it so it'll never run off.^ I get a hold of it so it will never run off.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I get hold of it so it'll never run off.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I'll hold on to the world tight some day.^ I'll hold on to the world tight some day.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I've got one finger on it now; that's a beginning.
  • There was a silly damn bird called a Phoenix back before Christ: every few hundred years he built a pyre and burned himself up.^ I've got one finger on it now; that's a beginning.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was a silly damn bird called a Phoenix back before Christ: every few hundred years he built a pyre and burned himself up.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I’ve got one finger on it now.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .He must have been first cousin to Man.^ He must have been first cousin to Man.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again.^ But every time he burnt himself up he sprang out of the ashes, he got himself born all over again.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There was a silly damn bird called a Phoenix back before Christ: every few hundred years he built a pyre and burned himself up.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I make up for it by spending way too much of my waking time working on stuff, so it balances out, sort of.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .And it looks like we're doing the same thing, over and over, but we've got one damn thing the Phoenix never had.^ And it looks like we're doing the same thing, over and over, but we've got one damn thing the Phoenix never had.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We know the damn silly thing we just did.^ We know the damn silly thing we just did.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We know all the damn silly things we've done for a thousand years, and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, some day we'll stop making the goddam funeral pyres and jumping into the middle of them.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We know all the damn silly things we've done for a thousand years, and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, some day we'll stop making the goddam funeral pyres and jumping into the middle of them.^ She'll have an appetite for all sorts of things.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We know the damn silly thing we just did.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We know all the damn silly things we've done for a thousand years, and as long as we know that and always have it around where we can see it, some day we'll stop making the goddam funeral pyres and jumping into the middle of them.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We pick up a few more people that remember, every generation.
  • Some day the load we're carrying with us may help someone. But even when we had the books on hand, a long time ago, we didn't use what we got out of them.^ But even when we had the books on hand, a long time ago, we didn't use what we got out of them.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We pick up a few more people that remember, every generation.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Some day the load we're carrying with us may help someone.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We went right on insulting the dead.^ We went right on insulting the dead.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We went right on spitting in the graves of all the poor ones who died before us.^ We went right on spitting in the graves of all the poor ones who died before us.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We need to be a hub that allows data professionals (even those of us who are not DBAs but are architects or analysts) to connect with one another and work with each other closely.
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I always t ...more Believe me, I'm not the kind of guy who gushes over classics simply by virtue of the fact that they are classics, but this one was worth all the legend that it carries with it.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    .We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year.^ We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year.
    • Fahrenheit 451 - Wikiquote 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ From a pragmatic standpoint, you could argue that it would still achieve a lot of what they're striving for; an environment where people are willing to engage in discussion.
    • Students urged to trade in Chief merchandise | The Daily Illini 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.dailyillini.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ready for next year to get going am I. I have lost a company (Compass Technology Management, though the website still exists..
    • The SQL Doctor is In (Real In) - Windows Live 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC drsql.spaces.live.com [Source type: General]

    .And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering.^ What do you think you're doing?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you remember what you asked me the other day?
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They ask me a question, and I have to say what I think.
    • Fahrenheit 451 Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Fran�ois Truffaut movie based on the Ray Bradbury novel 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That's where we'll win out in the long run.^ And someday, after it sets into us a long time, it’ll come out her hands and our mouths.
    • Fahrenheit 451 (Paperback) by Ray Bradbury - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists 10 January 2010 6:41 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: General]

    And some day we'll remember so much that we'll build the biggest goddamn steam-shovel in history and dig the biggest grave of all time and shove war in and cover it up.
    Come on now, we're going to go build a mirror-factory first and put out nothing but mirrors for the next year and take a long look in them."

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Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian fiction novel. It was written by Ray Bradbury and first published in 1953.

The novel is about a future American society in which people are hedonistic (meaning they live only for pleasure), and reading is against the law because it makes them think. The main character, Guy Montag, has a job as a "fireman" (which, in this future, means "book burner"). The number "451" refers to the temperature (in Fahrenheit) at which the books burn[1] when the "firemen" burn them "for the good of humanity". Written in the early years of the Cold War, the novel is a critique of what Bradbury saw as an increasingly dysfunctional American society.

The idea began with Bradbury's short story "Bright Phoenix," written in 1947 but first published in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1963.[2] The original short story was reworked into the novella, The Fireman, and published in the February 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. The novel was also serialized in the March, April, and May 1954 issues of Playboy magazine.[2] Bradbury wrote the entire novel on a pay typewriter in the basement of UCLA's Powell library. His original idea in writing Fahrenheit 451 was to show his great love for books and libraries. He has often referred to Montag as an allusion to himself.

Over the years, the novel has been subject to various interpretations, primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Bradbury has said that the novel is not about censorship; he says that Fahrenheit 451 is a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to people thinking that knowledge is made up of "factoids", partial information without context, such as Napoleon's birth date alone, without an indication of who he was.[3][4]

A movie version of the novel was released in 1966, and at least two BBC Radio 4 dramatizations have also been aired, both of which follow the book very closely.

References

  1. This is actually not correct as the temperature at which paper burns is actually about 450 Celsius (840 °F). "Handbook of Physical Testing of Paper, By Jens Borch, Richard E. Mark, M. Bruce Lyne". http://books.google.com/books?id=qa-I8QAOUL8C&pg=PA406&lpg=PA406&dq=flash+point+of+paper&source=web&ots=FjB5FslcKK&sig=Vlr2cc8M2-TWy3qkdwzGUeK-vnM&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PPA406,M1. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "About the Book: Fahrenheit 451". The Big Read. National Endowment for the Arts. http://www.ebr.lib.la.us/circ/advisory/onebook/aboutthebookF451.htm. 
  3. Bradbury, Ray About Freedom, raybradbury.com, Date unknown
  4. Boyle Johnston, Amy E. "Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 Misinterpreted", LA Weekly, May 30, 2007.



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