Fahrenheit 451- Words & Quotes

Words from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:

  • bestial- feral; crude
  • filigree- a delicate or fanciful thing
  • pedant- one who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning; one who overemphasizes rules or minor details; one who adheres rigidly to book knowledge without regard to common sense

Quotes from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury:

“It was a pleasure to burn.”

“I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly.”

“How like a mirror, too, her face. Impossible; for how many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?”

“There are a billion of us and that’s too many. Nobody knows anyone.”

“We need to not be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while.”

“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 in one garment for us.”

“We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam.”

“They will only gather up their stones to hurl them at each other.”

“Those who don’t build must burn.”

“For the first time in a dozen years the stars were coming out above him, in great processions of wheeling fire.”

“He hadn’t known fire could look this way. He had never thought in his life that it could give as well as take.”

“… we’re allotted a little space on earth and…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… someday it will come in and get us, for we will have forgotten how terrible and real it can be.”


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