Quotes from Fahrenheit 451 (part 2 and 3) Flashcard Example #89972

“We cannot tell the precise moment when a friendship is formed…” (page 71)
Montage quotes a book in his head
“She was the first person in many years I’ve really liked. She was the first person I can remember who looked straight at me as if I counted” (page 72)
Montag describing Clarisse
“Books arn’t people. You read and I look around, but there isn’t anybody!” (page73)
Millie to Montage while reading
“I don’t talk things, sir. I talk the the meaning of things. I sit here and know I’m alive” (page 75)
Faber
“Who’s more important? Me or the bible?” (page 76)
Millie
“Delicately, like the petals of a flower. Light the first page,light the second page. Each becomes black butterfly. Beautiful eh?” (page 76)
Beatty
“My wife’s dying. a friend of mine has died. Someone who may have been a friend was burnt less then 24 hours ago. You’re the only one I knew might help me” (page 81)
Montag
“Lord how they’ve changed it in our parlors these days. Christ is one of the family now.” (page 81)
Faber
Faber compares Christ to what?
a regular peppermint stick
“Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because there yelling at me… I just want someone to hear what I have to say” (page 82)
Montag
” We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren’t happy. Somethings missing.” (page 82)
Montag
“The magic is only in what books say” (page 83)
Faber
Information in books could also be where according to Faber?
parlor families, records, radios, television
“Books were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we might forget” (page 83) What other places were they stored?
Faber
-old phonograph records
-old motion pictures
-old friends
-in nature
“To me it means texture.The book has pores. It has features. The book can go under the microscope”(page 83)
Faber
What 3 thing does Faber sat is missing from society?
1.) quality of information
2.) time for deep thinking
3.) do something w/ the info gained from the first two
“So now do you see why books are hated and feared?They show pores in the face of life.” (page 83)
Faber
“The televisor is real. It is immediate, it has dimension.It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right.” (page 84)
Faber
“That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want” (page 84)
Montag
“To see the firehouses burn across the land, destroyed as hotbeds of treason. The salamander devours his tail” (page86)
Faber
Faber compares the families to ….
rats
“Those who don’t build must burn” (page 88)
Faber
What does the small green object faber has do and look like?
.22 bullet
walkie talkie
How did faber get money for electronics?
Stock market
What does Faber compare himself too when sitting in the house when Montag goes out?
Queen bee, safe in the hive
What was the bank like?
had robot tellers, open all night
When Millies friends rush in,what does Montage think of?
Mt. Vesuvius erupting
What are Millie’s friends names?
Mrs. Phelps and Mrs.Bowels
Mrs. Phelps husband…
Pete
“No use going through all that agony for a baby. The world must reproduce, you know, the race must go on.” (page 96)
Mrs. Bowels
“Children are ruinous”
Mrs. Phelps
The women like President Noble because
he’s good looking
Who started crying after Montag read the poem?
Mrs. Phelphs (Clara)
“Silly words silly words silly words. Why do people want to hurt people? Not enough hurt in the world.” (page100)
Mrs. Bowles
“If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn” (page 104)
Faber
“The crisis is past and all is well, the sheep returns to the fold. We’re all sheep who have strayed at times.”
Beatty
“Words are like leaves and where they most abound, much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
Beatty
“Read a few lines and off you go over the cliff. Bang, you’re ready to blowup the world,chopoff heads….”
Beatty
Why was the last call that Montage got special?
Beatty was driving and they went to his house
“You werent fooled by that idots routine were you? Flowers, Butterfiles… Its all in her file! Ill be damned. Ive hit a bulls eye. Look at the sick look on your face”
Beatty
“Other die, I go on…By the time consequences catch up with you its too late”
Beatty
“What is fire? A mystery… Scienctists don’t really know. Its a real beauty thatdesroys consequences and responsibities”
Beatty
What does Montag burn his house with?
Flame thrower
“Fire was best for everything!”
Montag
The books in the flame were compared to what?
danced like roasted birds
How does Montag describe the parlors?
great idiot monsters lay asleep with there white thoughts and snowy dreams
“Give a man a few lines of a verse and he’s the Lord of creation”
Beatty
Beatty’s dead body is compared to what?
a charred wax doll
“Don’t face a problem, burn it.”
Beatty
The road Montag was trying to cross was compared to…
boatless river; danger to cross
a bowling alley
How fast was the beetle going that almost hit Montag?
130mph
“It was only the other night everything was fine and the next thing I know I’m drowning. How many times can a man go down and still be alive?”
Montag

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