I am madness maddened when it comes to books, writers, and the great granary silos where their wits are stored.
—Ray Bradbury (via gonemadinwonderland)
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.
—Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via bookmania)
You weren’t there, you didn’t see,” he said. “There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.”
“She was simple-minded.”
“She was as rational as you and I, more so perhaps, and we burned her.
—Fahrenheit 451 (via ixkimii)