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Classic, futuristic, beautiful prose.
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"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."
“I don't talk things, sir,” said Faber. “I talk the meaning of things. I sit here and know I'm alive.”
"...the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be."
"Well," Clarisse said," I'm seventeen and I'm crazy."
"Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go."--from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Is it because we're having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world? Is it because we're so rich and the rest of the world so poor and we just don't care if they are? I've heard rumors; the world is starving but we're well fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much? I've heard rumors about hate, too, once in a long while, over the years. Do you know why? I don't, that's sure! Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!
The bigger your market, Montag, the less you handle controversey, remember that!