Friday, May 8, 2009

Fahrenheit 451

"It's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were in books....The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios and television, but are not. No, no, it's not books at all you're looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself. 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."

- Faber to Guy Montag, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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