20 Best Fahrenheit 451 Quotes | Ray Bradbury

20 Best Fahrenheit 451 Quotes | Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 is written by Ray Bradbury and was published in 1953. It is a dystopian book and presents future American society where books are banned and “firemen” burn any that are found.

Despite being the book is quite short (around 200 pages) Fahrenheit 451 is so targeted that it was quite hard to choose only 20 quotes. 

List of 20 best Fahrenheit 451 Quotes:-

1. “I don’t talk things. I talk the meaning of things.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

2. “When they give you lined paper, write the other way.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

3. “It was a pleasure to burn.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

4. “I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

5. “Live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

6. “Those who don’t build must burn.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

7. “A book is a loaded gun.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

8. “The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

9. “The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

10. “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

11. “There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

12. “Our civilization is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

13. “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.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

14. “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. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.” 

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

15. “That’s the good part of dying; when you’ve nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

16. “The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.” 

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

17. “Putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

18. “Stuff your eyes with wonder,’ he said, ‘live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic that any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. 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. To hell with that,’ he said, ‘shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.” 

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

19. “The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

20. “There was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves”

― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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