in fahrenheit 451 what is the page number where montag says when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want???

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Montag is talking to Faber.  Faber is telling him his ideas on what the world needs to do to correct society.  He says that the first thing is to access quality information because something with the quality of information will "touch life often". (pg 83) The second thing is to give people time to think. Number three is the right to carry out the actions based on what was learned from the first two.  He doesn't think that a fireman and an old man can accomplish that goal at this point in time.  Society has progressed too far to reverse the damage. 

They had already hatched a plan to get books, copy them, plant them in the fireman's  homes and create an atmosphere of distrust and treasonous behavior on the part of the firemen.  At this point Montag says that he can get the books.  Faber remarks that it would be at great risk that he would do that.  Then Montag remarks,

"That is the good part of dying; when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want." (pg 85)