‘Let me alone,’ said Mildred.  ‘I didn’t do anything.’  ‘Let you alone!  That’s all very well, but how can I leave myself alone?  We need not to be let alone.  We need to be really bothered once in a while.  How long is it since you were really bothered?  About something important, about something real?’ -Mildred and Montag,  How long has it been since you … Continue reading

Filling Time


“Ask yourself, What do we want in this country, above all?  People want to be happy, isn’t that right? Haven’t you heard it all your life? I want to be happy, people say. Well, aren’t they? Don’t we keep them moving, don’t we give them fun? That’s all we live for, isn’t it? For pleasure, for titillation? And you must admit our culture provides plenty … Continue reading