What are some quotes about society in the novel Fahrenheit 451

Some quotes about society in the novel Fahrenheit 451 can be found during Montag's conversations with Captain Beatty, Clarisse, and Faber. Montag tells Faber, "Nobody listens any more. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me ... We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy." Faber then tells Montag, "The public itself stopped reading of its own accord. You firemen provide a circus now and then."

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Montag lives in a dystopian society where books and knowledge are censored and people spend the majority of their leisure time consuming mindless entertainment. In Montag's dystopian society, conformity is championed and the government attempts to prevent people from engaging in meaningful, enlightening social interactions. Clarisse elaborates on the government's efforts to stop people from socializing by telling Montag,

My uncle says the architects got rid of the front porches because they didn't look well. But my uncle says that was merely rationalizing it; the real reason, hidden underneath, might be they didn't want people sitting like that, doing nothing, rocking, talking; that was the wrong kind of social life. People talked too much. And they had time to think. So they ran off with the porches.

In part 2, Montag is determined to read literature and travels to Faber's home to ask for help comprehending the information he has read. After seeing and holding the Bible, Faber tells...

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