Beautiful and sad quote about gardening from Fahrenheit 451

"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there. It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime."

Keep growing and planting, my friends.

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Does this quote from Fahrenheit 451 remind you of anything?

"Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy."

This paragraph hit me like a truck the first time I read it, and I've been able to wean down my reddit usage by a lot.

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Finished. Cotton embroidery floss on vintage linen. Quote from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.
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Link to the new quote and Fahrenheit 451

Not sure if anyone has pointed this out yet but the Poem A Little Learning by Alexander Pope (which the new DLC quote comes from) is talked about and used in Fahrenheit 451. Here is a quick synopsis. A Character uses the quote in Fahrenheit 451 to talk about how books only lead to destruction, and how reading too many words only leases to confusion. It's a pretty interesting connection to whats happening in Zombies.

I'm not totally caught up with Black OPs 4 Zombies so cant say too much about that story but just wanted to see if anyone else made this connection yet. Edit: Spelling/ terrible grammar

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I have to analyze 10 quotes from Fahrenheit 451 by Friday. This is my first one
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13 quotes from Fahrenheit 451 that will make you think differently inktank.fi/13-quotes-from…
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My Favorite Quote in Literature, from Fahrenheit 451

"You can't build a house without nails and wood. If you don't want a house built, hide the nails and wood. 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. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the Government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely `brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy. Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won't be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely. I know, I've tried it; to hell with it. So bring on your clubs and parties, your acrobats and magicians, your dare-devils, jet cars, motorcycle helicopters, your sex and heroin, more of everything to do with automatic reflex. If the drama is bad, if the film says nothing, if the play is hollow, sting me with the theremin, loudly. I'll think I'm responding to the play, when it's only a tactile reaction to vibration. But I don't care. I just like solid entertainment."

This is one of my favorite quotes from a book, namely because of how direct and understanding a character is about living in a "perfect" society. Definitely a book worth reading, chocked full of quotes like this.

*Edit: fixed some input errors

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This weekend I Letterpress printed one of my favorite quotes from Fahrenheit 451. I wanted to challenge myself with a non-traditional lockup. imgur.com/a/cNAQN
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This weekend I Letterpress printed one of my favorite quotes from Fahrenheit 451. I wanted to challenge myself with a non-traditional lockup. imgur.com/a/cNAQN
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Trying to find Fahrenheit 451 quotes, got this instead.
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[Spoilers] Fahrenheit 451 quote from Captain Beatty, discussion about it, and a question or two

Ok, so I guess I'm at the right subreddit, but if I'm not, if someone could redirect me that would be also great!

Anyway, I am finishing the book soon, and one quote/scene/conversation is bugging me. The scene is when Captain Beatty and Guy Montag talk in Guy's house after Guy stole the book from "crime scene" and Beatty came to have a talk with him about it, and to tell him, among other things, that for the people to be happy and at peace just give them "competition in which they can win if they know they lyrics from the most popular songs, or capital cities or how much of corn was grown in Iowa last year.". Give them a lot of unnecessary informations and facts about everything, and so on.

So, my question is about this what he told, do you guys feel that way also? I mean, I was always thinking that it's not that bad to be a little walking wikipedia, and to know a bunch of random facts about everything, and especially here on reddit (which I visit daily) which is basically just website for bombarding us with huge number of unnecessary infos about everything, which Captain Beatty said, that it is exactly just for us (the crowd) to be happy and not to be thinking about anything important.

Do you guys agree with Beatty or not? Or, as for the any other thing, the balance of things is the most important? I would just like to see some discussions or allaround answers about it.

Thanks for anyone who responds. Cheers! :)

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[TOMT] [BOOK] Looking for a Fahrenheit 451 quote, I THINK.

It's either a quote from F 451 or just a general Ray Bradbury quote.

Something like: go ahead and get full on useless trivia and pointless names, ignore what's right in front of you.

Something like that.

EDIT: Solved!!

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my first wallpaper Fahrenheit 451 quote (1600x900) imgur.com/HUgUx
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Prophetic quote in Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury, a true prophet. Direct quote from Fahrenheit 451: "You cant build a house without nails and wood. If you don't want a house built, hide the nails and wood. 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. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs, or the names of state capitals, or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy. Any man who can take a TV wall apart and put it back together again, and most men can, nowadays, is happier than any man who tries to slide-rule, measure, and equate the universe, which just won't be measured or equated without making man feel bestial and lonely. I know, I've tried it; to hell with it. So bring on your clubs and parties, your acrobats and magicians, your daredevils, jet cars, motorcycle helicopters, your sex and heroin, more of everything to do with automatic reflex. If the drama is bad, if the film says nothing, if the play is hollow, sting me with theremin, loudly. I'll think I'm responding to the play, when it's only a tactile reaction to the vibration. But I don't care. I just like solid entertainment."

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