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“Montag: Fahrenheit four-five-one is the temperature at which book paper catches fire and starts to burn. Montag : Well, it's a job just like any other. Good work with lots of variety. Monday, we burn Miller; Tuesday, Tolstoy; Wednesday, Walt Whitman; Friday, Faulkner; and Saturday and Sunday, Schopenhauer and Sartre. We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. Montag Behind each of these books, there's a man. That's what interests me. Captain: The books have nothing to say. Captain: Listen to me, Montag. Once to each fireman, at least once in his career, he just itches to know what these books are all about. He just aches to know. Isn't that so? Captain: You see, it's... it's no good, Montag. We've all got to be alike. The only way to be happy is for everyone to be made equal. Book Person: “Martian Chronicles:” I'm "The Martian Chronicles" by Ray Bradbury. Montag: [to Linda] You've spent your whole life in front of that family wall. These books are my family. Clarisse: Why do you burn books?
Guy Montag: Books make people unhappy, they make them anti-social.
Clarisse: Is it true that a long time ago, firemen used to put out fires and not burn books? Captain: These are all novels, all about people that never existed, the people that read them it makes them unhappy with their own lives. Makes them want to live in other ways they can never really be. “
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