“We can’t do anything. We can’t burn these. I want to look at them, at least look at them once. Then if what the Captain says is true, we’ll burn them together. We’ve got to start somewhere here, figuring out why we’re in such a mess.We’re heading right for the cliff, Millie. God, I don’t want to go over. This isn’t going to be easy. We haven’t anything to go on, but maybe we can piece it out and figure it and help each other.” (66)
"Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That's our official slogan."
"Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean."
"We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against."
"If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none"
"You're afraid of making mistakes. Don't be. Mistakes can be profited by."