02 April 2015
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury


How do you get so empty? Who takes it out of you?
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Let you alone! That’s all very well, but how can I leave myself alone? We need not be alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?
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1. quality of information
2. leisure to digest it
3. the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two
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Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore.
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I don’t want to change sides and just be told what to do. There’s no reason to change if I do that.
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The folly of mistaking a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and a oneself as an oracle, is inborn in us.