Fahrenheit 451 Part 2: Quotes Flashcard Example #75087

“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. So I thought books might help.”
Speaker: Guy Montag
Related themes: Censorship, Distraction vs. Happiness
“It’s not books you need, it’s some of the things that once were it books….The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through radios and televisors, but are not.”
Speaker: Faber
Related themes: Mass Media, Censorship, Conformity vs. Individuality, Distraction vs. Happiness
“We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam.”
Speaker: Faber
Related themes: Censorship, Conformity vs. Individuality, Distraction vs. Happiness
“Those who don’t build must burn. It’s as old as history and juvenile delinquents.”
Speaker: Faber
Related themes: Conformity vs. Individuality, Distraction vs. Happiness
He would be Montag-plus-Faber, fire plus water, and then, one day, after everything had mixed and simmered and worked away in silence, there would be neither fire nor water, but wine.
Related characters: Guy Montag
Related themes: Conformity vs. Individuality, Distraction vs. Happiness, Action vs. Inaction
“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 someday it’ll have to hit.”
Speaker: Faber
Related themes: Censorship, Conformity vs. Individuality, Distraction vs. Happiness

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