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Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Timothy Snyder
#1. Politicians in our times feed their clichés to television, where even those who wish to disagree repeat them. Television purports to challenge political language by conveying images, but the succession from one frame to another can hinder a sense of resolution. Everything happens fast, but nothing actually happens. Each story on televised news is "breaking" until it is displaced by the next one. So we are hit by wave upon wave but never see the ocean.

The effort to define the shape and significance of events requires words and concepts that elude us when we are entranced by visual stimuli. Watching televised news is sometimes little more than looking at someone who is also looking at a picture. We take this collective trance to be normal. We have slowly fallen into it.

More than half a century ago, the classic novels of totalitarianism warned of the domination of screens, the suppression of books, the narrowing of vocabularies, and the associated difficulties of thought. In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953, firemen find and burn books while most citizens watch interactive television. In George Orwell's 1984, published in 1949, books are banned and television is two-way, allowing the government to observe citizens at all times. In 1984, the language of visual media is highly constrained, to starve the public of the concepts needed to think about the present, remember the past, and consider the future. One of the regime's projects is to lim #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#2. We all do what we do. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#3. Books bombarded his shoulders, his arms, his upturned face. A book lit, almost obediently, like a white pigeon, in his hands, wings fluttering. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#4. The important thing for you to remember, Montag, is we're the Happiness Boys, the Dixie Duo, you and I and the others. We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought. We have our fingers in the dike. Hold steady. Don't let the torrent of melancholy and drear philosophy drown our world. We depend on you. I don't think you realize how important you are, we are, to our happy world as it stands now. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#5. I want to see everything now. 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. I'll get hold of it so it'll never run off. I'll hold onto the world so tight some day. I've got a finger on it now; that's a beginning. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#6. That's the wonderful thing about man; he never gets so discouraged or disgusted that he gives up doing it all over again, because he knows very well it is important and WORTH the doing. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by David Davis
#7. Nick chided a censor, who wished some books gone, and suggested she scan Fahrenheit 451. For the book-budget cutters, Old Claus had no plan, cause if they could read, they just read Ayn Rand. #Quote by David Davis
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#8. 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. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Finn Murphy
#9. Books are completely disappearing. Remember in Fahrenheit 451 where the fireman's wife was addicted to interactive television and they sent fireman crews out to burn books? That mission has been largely accomplished in middle-class America and they didn't need the firemen. The interactive electronics took care of it without the violence, #Quote by Finn Murphy
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#10. Live as if you'd drop dead in 10 seconds!
- Granger
Fahrenheit 451 #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#11. I had no way to stop . I did not write Fahrenheit 451, it wrote me. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Neil Gaiman
#12. If someone tells you what a story is about, they are probably right.
If they tell you that that is all a story is about, they are very definitely wrong. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#13. Simplicity itself. Skin, debone, demarrow, scarify, melt, render down and destroy. Every adjective that counted, every verb that moved, every metaphor that weighed more than a mosquito
out! Every simile that would have made sub-moron's mouth twitch
gone! Any aside that explained the two-bit philosophy of a first-rate writer
Every story slenderized, starved, bluepenciled, leeched and bled white, resembled every other story. Twain read like Poe read Shakespeare read like Dostoevsky read like
in the finale
Edgar Guest. Every word of more than three syllables had been razored. Every image that demanded so much as one instant's attention
shot dead. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#14. Fiction gives us empathy: It puts us inside the minds of other people, gives us the gift of seeing through their eyes. Fiction is a lie that tells us true things, over and over. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#15. So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#16. I don't talk things, sir,' said Faber. 'I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I'm alive. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#17. After all, when we had all the books we needed, we still insisted on finding
the highest cliff to jump off. But we do need a breather. We do need knowledge.
And perhaps in a thousand years we might pick smaller cliffs to jump off. Books
are to remind us what asses and fools we are.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#18. When I reread it as a teenager, Fahrenheit 451 had become a book about independence, about thinking for yourself. It was about treasuring books and the dissent inside the covers of books. It was about how we as humans begin by burning books and end by burning people. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#19. The sun burnt every day. It burnt time. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Victor Villanueva
#20. Another Mexican American in another class, approaches Victor after class, carrying his copy of Fahrenheit 451, required reading for the course. The student doesn't understand the reference to a salon. Victor explains that this is just another word for the living room. No understanding in the student's eyes. He tries Spanish: la salon. Still nothing. The student has grown up as a migrant worker. And Victor remembers the white student who had been in his class a quarter ago, who had written about not understanding racism, that there was none where he had grown up, in Wennatchee, that he has played with the children of his father's migrant workers without there being any hostility. His father's workers. Property. Property that doesn't know of living rooms. And Victor thought of what the man from Wennatchee knew, what the ROTC Mexican American knew, what the migrant worker knew. And he thought of getting up the next morning to go with Serena to St. Mary's for cheese and butter. And he knew there was something he was not doing in his composition classrooms. #Quote by Victor Villanueva
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#21. You're a hopeless romantic," said Faber. "It would be funny if it were not serious. It's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were in books. The same things could be in the 'parlor families' today. The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios, and televisors, but are not. No,no it's not books at all you're looking for! 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. Books were only one type or receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid we might forget. There is nothing magical in them at all. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us. Of course you couldn't know this, of course you still can't understand what I mean when i say all this. You are intuitively right, that's what counts. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#22. Do you ever read any of the books you burn?"
He laughed. "That's against the law!"
"Oh. Of course. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#23. Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#24. The things you are 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. Don't ask
for guarantees. And don't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or
library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you
were headed for shore."
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Jim Butcher
#25. The Wardens put on their own epic production of Fahrenheit 452," Bob said. "They spent about twenty years finding and destroying copies. #Quote by Jim Butcher
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Jonathan Eller
#26. By 1950, he had come to view the pedestrian as a threshold or indicator species capable of foretelling things to come - if the rights of the pedestrian were threatened, it would be an early indicator that broader freedoms of thought and action were also at risk. #Quote by Jonathan Eller
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#27. Now let's take up the minorities in our civilisation, shall we? Bigger the population, the more minorities. Don't step on the toes of the dog-lovers, the cat-lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, people from Oregon or Mexico. The people in this book, this play, this TV serial are not meant to represent any actual painters, cartographers, mechanics anywhere. The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversy, remember that! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#28. Where's your common sense? None of those books agree with each other. You've been locked up here for years with a regular damned Tower of Babel. Snap out of it! The people in those books never lived. Come on now! #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#29. How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#30. Don't haggle and nag them; you were so recently of them yourself. They are so confident that they will run on forever. But they won't run on. They don't know that this is all one huge big blazing meteor that makes a pretty fire in space, but that some day it'll have to hit. They see only the blaze, the pretty fire, as you saw it. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#31. He felt she was walking in a circle about him, turning him end for end, shaking
him quietly, and emptying his pockets, without once moving herself.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#32. In writing the short novel Fahrenheit 451 I thought I was describing a world that might evolve in four or five decades. But only a few weeks ago, in Beverly Hills one night, a husband and wife passed me, walking their dog. 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. This was not fiction. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#33. To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep silence and a time to speak. Yes. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#34. Time has fallen asleep in the afternoon sunshine. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#35. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#36. You'd type like hell. I spent $9.80 and in nine days I had Fahrenheit 451. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#37. The only science fiction I have written is Fahrenheit 451. It's the art of the possible. Science fiction is the art of the possible. It could happen. It has happened. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#38. Orwell was dealing with communism and his disillusionment with communism in Russia and what he saw the communists do in Spain. His novel was a response to those political situations. Whereas I was interested in more things than the political atmosphere. I was considering the whole social atmosphere: the impact of TV and radio and the lack of education. I could see the coming event of schoolteachers not teaching reading anymore. The less they taught, the more you wouldn't need books. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#39. So bring on your clubs and parties, your acrobats and magicians, your daredevils, jet cars, motorcycle helicopters, your sex and heroin, more of everything to do with automatic reflex. If the drama is bad, if the film says nothing, if the play is hollow, sting me with the theremin, loudly. I'll think I'm responding to the play, when it's only a tactile reaction to vibration. But I don't care. I just like solid entertainment. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#40. I've only written one science-fiction book: 'Fahrenheit 451.' That book is a book based on real facts and my hatred of people who destroy books. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#41. Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he's burnt his damn wings, he wonders why #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#42. I'm not a science-fiction writer. I've only written one book that's science fiction, and that's Fahrenheit 451. All the others are fantasy. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#43. right from the start of Fahrenheit 451 everybody on the unit has begun to read. There are often hundreds of books on the set; each member of the unit chooses one, and sometimes you can hear nothing but the sound of turning pages. Wednesday, #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Valerie Harper
#44. Do not tell somebody how to vote, just go up to them and tell them what Fahrenheit 9/11 meant to you. Fahrenheit will probably not win an Academy Award, but if you put it first on your list, it will become a nominee. #Quote by Valerie Harper
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by John Sayles
#45. Fahrenheit 9/11 took public domain information that should have been on the news every night and put it in a film that a lot of people went to see. But still Bush has never had to answer those charges. #Quote by John Sayles
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Harun Yahya
#46. Not only the iron on Earth, but also the iron in the entire Solar
System, comes from outer space, since the temperature in the Sun is
inadequate for the formation of iron. The Sun has a surface temperature
of 6,000 degrees Celsius (11,000oF), and a core temperature of approximately
20 million degrees (36 million degrees Fahrenheit). Iron can
only be produced in much larger stars than the Sun, where the temperature
reaches a few hundred million degrees. When the amount of iron
exceeds a certain level in a star, the star can no longer accommodate it,
and it eventually explodes in what is called a "nova" or a "supernova."
These explosions make it possible for iron to be given off into space.40
One scientific source provides the following information on this
There is also evidence for older supernova events: Enhanced levels of
iron-60 in deep-sea sediments have been interpreted as indications that a
supernova explosion occurred within 90 light-years of the sun about 5
million years ago. Iron-60 is a radioactive isotope of iron, formed in
Allah's Miracles in the Qur'an
supernova explosions, which decays with a half life of 1.5 million years.
An enhanced presence of this isotope in a geologic layer indicates the
recent nucleosynthesis of elements nearby in space and their subsequent
transport to the earth (perhaps as part of dust grains).41
All this shows that i #Quote by Harun Yahya
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Michael Moore
#47. If someone did this Fahrenheit 9/11 to get back at Bush, then they did so by killing thousands of people who DID NOT VOTE for him! Boston, New York, D.C., and the planes' destination of California - these were places that voted AGAINST Bush! #Quote by Michael Moore
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by M T Anderson
#48. When spies aren't in sewer tunnels, they're usually crawling through air ducts. I'm not sure exactly why this is. It makes you kind of wonder: Are spies just frustrated maintenance men? Is that what spies really want to be doing? Plumbing? Air conditioner repair? I fear the day that they follow their dream, lay down their laser-gun cigarette lighters, and pick up wrenches. Our country will be in great peril, though with fewer toilets backing up and more of our houses at a uniform sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit. #Quote by M T Anderson
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Dave Kopel
#49. Every single fact I state in 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is the absolute and irrefutable truth ... Do not let anyone say this or that isn't true. If they say that, they are lying. #Quote by Dave Kopel
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Pamela Eisenbaum
#50. [F]rom the perspective of outsiders to the Christian tradition, Paul has sometimes been ridiculed for having abandoned monotheism. Such ridicule is part of a more general theological critique, advanced for centuries by Muslims and Jews, against the Christian doctrine of the incarnation, namely that God became human, and the notion of a triune God, namely that God is three-in-one, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. To reduce a long tradition of theological dialogue and debate to one sentence, Muslims and Jews believe that devotion to Christ renders the Christian claim to monotheism misguided at best and idolatry at worst, while Christians see no contradiction between their affirmation of the oneness of God and the doctrine of the Trinity.

But, to once again reiterate a point made several times already in this book, Christianity does not yet exist as an independent religious system in Paul's time. Paul is not operating with the doctrine of the incarnation as it was defined in the Council of Nicea (CE 325) or the Christian doctrine of the Trinity as it was hammered out in the Council of Chalcedon (CE 451). At the same time, Paul's letters already reflect a surprisingly high Christology that appears to anticipate later orthodox views. That is to say, Paul's letters manifest a belief in Jesus' divinity that came to characterize the full-out identification between Jesus and God of later official Christian doctrine. Jesus is clearly a divine figure of unique status in Paul's le #Quote by Pamela Eisenbaum
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Alejandro Junger
#51. Cooked foods delay the detox signal further, because heating any food above 180° Fahrenheit destroys the enzymes contained in it. Enzymes are of paramount importance for digestion. Manufacturing them takes so much energy that nature provides them already made. Raw vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds contain the enzymes necessary for their own digestion. When those foods get cooked, we lose that important resource. We have to manufacture all our own enzymes from scratch, which adds to the energy cost of eating and delays the funding for detoxification. (p. 131) #Quote by Alejandro Junger
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Carl Sagan
#52. Few scientists now dispute that today's soaring levels of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere will cause global temperature averages to rise by as much as nine degrees Fahrenheit sometime after the year 2000. #Quote by Carl Sagan
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#53. The psychiatrist wants to know why I go out and hike around in the forests and watch the birds and collect butterflies. I'll show you my collection some day."
"They want to know what I do with my time. I tell them that sometimes I just sit and think. But I won't tell them what. I've got them running. And sometimes, I tell them, I like to put my head back, like this, and let the rain fall in my mouth. It tastes just like wine. Have you ever tried it? #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Isaac Asimov
#54. Having reached 451 books as of now doesn't help the situation. If I were to be dying now, I would be murmuring, "Too bad! Only four hundred fifty-one." (Those would be my next-to-last words. The last ones will be: "I love you, Janet.") [They were. -Janet.] #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Freddie Mercury
#55. I'm burning through the sky, yeah...
Two hundred degrees,
That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit... #Quote by Freddie Mercury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#56. I'm inclined to believe you need the psychiatrist. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#57. For if we're destroyed, the knowledge is dead ... We're nothing more than dust jackets for books ... so many pages to a person ... #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by David Mitchell
#58. Why ask a question whose answer would demand ten more questions? #Quote by David Mitchell
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Gerard K. O'Neill
#59. The fatalism of the limits-to-growth alternative is reasonable only if one ignores all the resources beyond our atmosphere, resources thousands of times greater than we could ever obtain from our beleaguered Earth. As expressed very beautifully in the language of House Concurrent Resolution 451, 'This tiny Earth is not humanity's prison, is not a closed and dwindling resource, but is in fact only part of a vast system rich in opportunities ... ' #Quote by Gerard K. O'Neill
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#60. Some scholars compare human biochemistry to an air-conditioning system that keeps the temperature constant, come heatwave or snowstorm. Events might momentarily change the temperature, but the air-conditioning system always returns the temperature to the same set point. Some air-conditioning systems are set at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Others are set at twenty degrees. Human happiness conditioning systems also differ from person to person. On a scale from one to ten, some people are born with a cheerful biochemical system that allows their mood to swing between levels six and ten, stabilising with time at eight. Such a person is quite happy even if she lives in an alienating big city, loses all her money in a stock-exchange crash and is diagnosed with diabetes. Other people are cursed with a gloomy biochemistry that swings between three and seven and stabilises at five. Such an unhappy person remains depressed even if she enjoys the support of a tight-knit community, wins millions in the lottery and is as healthy as an Olympic athlete. Indeed, even if our gloomy friend wins $50,000,000 in the morning, discovers the cure for both AIDS and cancer by noon, makes peace between Israelis and Palestinians that afternoon, and then in the evening reunites with her long-lost child who disappeared years ago - she would still be incapable of experiencing anything beyond level seven happiness. Her brain is simply not built for exhilaration, come what may. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Stephen King
#61. We came from a mystery and it's to a mystery we go Maybe there's something there, but I'm betting it's not God as any church understands Him. Look at the babble of conflicting beliefs and you'll know that. They cancel each other out and leave nothing. If you want truth, a power greater than yourselves, look to the lightning - a billion volts in each strike, and a hundred thousand amperes of current, and temperatures of fifty thousand degrees Fahrenheit. There's a higher power in that, I grant you. But here in this building? No. Believe what you want, but I tell you this: behind Saint Paul's darkened glass, there is nothing but a lie. #Quote by Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#62. Note, however, that you cannot simply add temperatures the way you can add volumes or weights. Two people in bed, each with body temperatures of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, do not normally create a 197.2 degree under-the-cover oven. #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#63. I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together. When people ask your age, he said, always say seventeen and insane. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by John Berger
#64. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is astounding. Not so much as a film - although it is cunning and moving - but as an event. #Quote by John Berger
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
#65. That's what siblings are: a reality check. Try to become someone you're not - affect an accent, or start quoting the temperature in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit- and they're the ones who smack you upside the head. Siblings are like potters; they try you by fire, glaze you with taunts, finish you with well-aimed jibes. If you emerge from that kiln without cracking, you can survive the world. #Quote by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Sean Connery
#66. My dear girl, there are some things that just aren't done, such as drinking Dom Perignon '53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That's just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs! #Quote by Sean Connery
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#67. I don't talk things, sir. I talk the meaning of things. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by David Mitchell
#68. Archivist: And what if no one believes this truth?
Sonmi~451: Someone already does. #Quote by David Mitchell
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ellie Potter
#69. temperature is less than 86 degrees Fahrenheit. They #Quote by Ellie Potter
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#70. If you need to find out the kindling point of paper (451° F), don't call an academic, call the fire department. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Alice Alfonsi
#71. Sitting with some of the other members of the Scholastic Decathlon team, quiet, studious Martha Cox heard snatches of the lunchtime poetry. Her ears instantly pricked up.

"What's going on?" she asked, her eyes bright.

Betty Hong closed her book and leaned close. "Taylor McKessie told me all about it," she whispered. Betty told Martha about next week's poetry-reading assembly and how Taylor was trying to help half the starting basketball team locate their muse.

"That's totally fresh!" Martha cried. "Too bad I'm not in Ms Barrington's English class."

Betty made a face. "You like poetry stuff? I thought you were into maths and science."

"I like it all," Martha replied. "I love astronomy and hip-hop-"

Betty rolled her eyes. "Not hip-hop again."

"Word, girl," Martha replied. "You know I've been bustin' out kickin' rhymes for years. It helps me remember lessons, like last night's astronomy lecture."

"No," Betty said. "You didn't make up a rap to that."

"Just watch," Martha cried. Leaping out of her chair, she began to chant, freestyle:

"At the centre of our system is the molten sun,
A star that burns hot, Fahrenheit two billion and one.
But the sun, he ain't alone in the heavenly sphere,
He's got nine homeys in orbit, some far, some near.
Old Mercury's crowding in 'bout as close as he can,
Yo, Merc's a tiny planet who loves a tan....

Some #Quote by Alice Alfonsi
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by James Joyce
#72. Alone, what did Bloom feel?
The cold of interstellar space, thousands of degrees below freezing point or the absolute zero of Fahrenheit, Centigrade or Réaumur: the incipient intimations of proximate dawn. #Quote by James Joyce
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Janet Buttolph Johnson
#73. In our daily lives we "know" things in many different ways. We know, for example, that water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit #Quote by Janet Buttolph Johnson
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Joe Christmas
#74. December 6th, 2018:

1: 03am: The sound of a door SLAMMING from within the darkened, glass-fronted depository

1: 04am: The sound of a child laughing, female

It being 24 degrees fahrenheit has nothing on the chills shuddering from my skin

1: 13am: I decide to ride home; my shadow, cast from streetlamps, passes me on the road

Escaping this haunting is futile
The entity's Terror only increases with each second I get further from the library

"Please don't go there again", it begs me without language Yet here I am, 10: 26pm, alone, pondering who may be watching from within #Quote by Joe Christmas
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#75. Montag, falling flat, going down, saw or felt, or imagined he saw or felt the walls go dark in Millie's face, heard her screaming, because in the millionth part of time left, she saw her own face reflected there, in a mirror instead of a crystal ball, and it was such a wildly empty face, all by itself in the room, touching nothing, starved and eating of itself, that at last she recognized it was her own ... #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Ray Bradbury
#76. We're allotted a little space on earth and that we survive in that wilderness that can take back what it has given, as easily as blowing its breath on us or sending the sea to tell us we are not so big. When we forget how close the wilderness is in the night, my grandpa said, someday it will come in and get us, for we will have forgotten how terrible and real it can be. #Quote by Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Penn Jillette
#77. As much as I disagreed with every second of 'Fahrenheit 9/11,' the fact that it is out made me jump for joy. #Quote by Penn Jillette
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Alfred Bester
#78. Dazzlement and enchantment are Bester's methods. His stories never stand still a moment; they're forever tilting into motion, veering, doubling back, firing off rockets to distract you. The repetition of the key phrase in "Fondly Fahrenheit," the endless reappearances of Mr. Aquila in "The Star-comber" are offered mockingly: try to grab at them for stability, and you find they mean something new each time. Bester's science is all wrong, his characters are not characters but funny hats; but you never notice: he fires off a smoke-bomb, climbs a ladder, leaps from a trapeze, plays three bars of "God Save the King," swallows a sword and dives into three inches of water. Good heavens, what more do you want? #Quote by Alfred Bester
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Patti Davis
#79. September 11 either made me love this country or it made me realize how much I already did. I think it's the latter. Seeing "Fahrenheit 9/11" made me think deeply about love of country - how it molds us, drives and emboldens us and how it can sometimes make us so angry, we want to shout out to the world: 'No, this is wrong.' #Quote by Patti Davis
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Nancy Huston
#80. Horrendous cold - at forty below, the Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometers agree wholeheartedly. Feels like forty below, they say, staring at each other and echoing their verdict back and forth in the icy silence. Forty below! Stones would freeze in this weather; souls would freeze. #Quote by Nancy Huston
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Freddie Mercury
#81. yeah, i'm a rocket ship on my way to mars
on a collision course
i am a satellite i'm out of control
i am a sex machine ready to reload
like an atom bomb about to
oh oh oh oh oh explode

i'm burnin' through the sky yeah
two hundred degrees
that's why they call me mister fahrenheit
i'm trav'ling at the speed of light
i wanna make a supersonic woman of you #Quote by Freddie Mercury
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Richard Farina
#82. I cool it here, dig? You never knew anybody so cool. I'm Emir Feisal in Constantinople in 1916, dig, that's how cool I am. This whole scene...I keep at thirty-seven degrees Fahrenheit. Average. #Quote by Richard Farina
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Mike Shinoda
#83. Global warming. every day i leave my house and think, "was it this hot last year?" the heat this summer here in LA and in most of the US has been unbearable. i can't remember another time when it was 105 degrees fahrenheit out here (40.5 celsius), and that's the kind of weather we've been having pretty much every day. #Quote by Mike Shinoda
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Christopher McDougall
#84. The Neanderthals had it tougher; their long spears and canyon ambushes were useless against the fleet prairie creatures, and the big game they preferred was retreating deeper into the dwindling forests. Well, why didn't they just adopt the hunting strategy of the Running Men? They were smart and certainly strong enough, but that was the problem; they were too strong. Once temperatures climb above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, a few extra pounds of body weight make a huge difference - so much so that to maintain heat balance, a 160-pound runner would lose nearly three minutes per mile in a marathon against a one hundred-pound runner. In a two-hour pursuit of a deer, the Running Men would leave the Neanderthal competition more than ten miles behind. Smothered in muscle, the Neanderthals followed the mastodons into the dying forest, and oblivion. The new world was made for runners, and running just wasn't their thing. Privately, #Quote by Christopher McDougall
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Shirlee Busbee
#85. Oh, sweet Jesus, English, I'm in love with you! Isn't that reason enough to marry me and put me out of my misery? - Rafael pg 451 #Quote by Shirlee Busbee
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Bill Bryson
#86. A diarist named George Templeton Strong recorded in the winter of 1866 that even with two furnaces alight and all the fireplaces blazing, he couldn't get the temperature of his Boston home above 38 degrees Fahrenheit. #Quote by Bill Bryson
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Sarah J. Maas
#87. I can't bury another friend."
"You won't."
"If anything ever happened to you, Rowan-"
"Don't" he breathed. "Don't even say it. We dealt with that enough the other night."
He lifted a hand - hesitated, and then brushed back a strand of hair that had fallen across her face. His callused fingers scrapped against her cheekbone, then caressed the shell of her ear.
It was foolish to even start down that road, when every other man she'd let in had left some wound, in one way or another, accidentally or not.
There was nothing tender in his face. Only a predator's glittering gaze. "When we get back," he said, "remind me to prove you wrong about every thought that just went through your head."
She lifted an eyebrow. "Oh?"
He gave her a sly smile that made thinking impossible. Exactly what he wanted - to distract her from the horrors of tomorrow. "I'll even let you decide how I tell you: with words"- his eyes flickered once to her mouth- "or with my teeth and tongue. #Quote by Sarah J. Maas
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by William O. Douglas
#88. The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
[Public Utilities Commission v. Pollak, 343 U.S. 451, 467 (1952) (dissenting)] #Quote by William O. Douglas
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Michael Moore
#89. Fahrenheit 9/11: The temperature where freedom burns! #Quote by Michael Moore
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Dianne Feinstein
#90. Our climate is changing. The Earth's climate has, in fact, warmed by 1.1 to 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the industrial revolution. People look at this and say: Oh, that is not very much. In fact, it is very much, and it changes the dynamic. It impacts species. It kills some. It diminishes the carbon sink of the ocean. It does a number of things. #Quote by Dianne Feinstein
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Bill McKibben
#91. The models that have been constructed agree that when, as has been predicted, the level of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases doubles from pre-Industrial Revolution concentrations, the global average temperature will increase, and that the increase will be 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius or 3 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit ... In Dallas, for instance, a doubled level of carbon dioxide and other gases like methane, would increase the number of days a year with temperatures above 100 degrees from 19 to 78 each year. #Quote by Bill McKibben
Fahrenheit 451 quotes by Elayne Boosler
#92. Calgary wins for my coldest New Year's Eve gig. That's when I learned Fahrenheit and Celsius cross at 40 below. I could see callers' breath coming out of my phone. #Quote by Elayne Boosler

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