Don't judge a book by its cover 'til you've read the book.— Jamie Lee Curtis
Astounding Fahrenheit 451 Book quotations
Don't judge a book by its cover
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.
The books are to remind us what asses and fools we are.
The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.
There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.
If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.
A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.
..Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?
It didn't come from the Government down.
There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God.
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.
Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.
I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.
Those who don't build must burn.
Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.
Mr. Montag, you are looking at a coward. I saw the way things were going a long time back. I said nothing. I am one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the 'guilty,' but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself.
We have everything we need to be happy but we aren't happy.
Something is missing... It is not books you need, it's some of the things that are in books. The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.
Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave.
They just might stop us from making the same damm insane mistakes!
We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing.
Out of the nursery into the college and back into the nursery;
there’s your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries or more.
I don't write science fiction. I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal.
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.
Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much?
The sun burnt every day. It burnt time.
The home environment can undo a lot you try to do at school.
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. The things you're looking for... are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.
Do you ever read any of the books you burn?" He laughed. "That's against the law!" "Oh. Of course.
I have nothing from my childhood. I think you carry those books with you. It's like in [Ray] Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." Books are outlawed in this future society so people become the book they love by memorizing it.
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.
Well, Bradbury's a genius. Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favorite books of all time, and The Illustrated Man as a collection of short stories ranks up there. When you read it you realize how influential it is on so many other stories and people.
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.
Fahrenheit 451 is one of those books that is about how amazing books are and how amazing the people who write books are. Writers love writing books like this, and for some reason, we let them get away with it.