Clarisse Quotes From Fahrenheit 451 With Page Numbers

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel, introduces us to Clarisse McClellan, a free-thinking teenager who plays a significant role in provoking protagonist Guy Montag’s awakening. Her quotes are a reflection of the suppressed human spirit yearning for freedom in a society dominated by a totalitarian regime. Let’s dive into some of her most memorable quotes, enhanced by some intriguing Font Awesome icons.

“I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly.” (Page 9)

“You never wash it off completely.” (Page 27)

“You’re not like the others. I’ve seen a few; I know.” (Page 34)

“Are you happy?” (Page 10)

“So many people are. Afraid of firemen, I mean. But you’re just a man, after all…” (Page 21)

“I’m antisocial, they say. I don’t mix. It’s so strange.” (Page 29)

“My uncle drove slowly on a highway once. He drove forty miles an hour and they jailed him for two days.” (Page 9)

“Well, after all, this is the age of the disposable tissue. Blow your nose on a person, wad them, flush them away, reach for another, blow, wad, flush.” (Page 34)

“I’m seventeen and I’m crazy. My uncle says the two always go together.” (Page 13)

“I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sun rise.” (Page 11)

“Isn’t this a nice time of night to walk? I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sun rise.” (Page 6)

“I’m still crazy. The rain feels good. I love to walk in it.” (Page 22)

“I don’t talk things, sir. I talk the meaning of things.” (Page 28)

“It doesn’t seem real. It’s not right.” (Page 30)

“Why is it,” he said, “one time out of ten, things look that way to me?” (Page 32)

“I’m one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the ‘guilty,’ but I did not speak and thus became guilty myself.” (Page 98)

“I like to watch people. Sometimes I ride the subway all day and look at them and listen to them.” (Page 27)

“I rarely watch the ‘parlor walls’ or go to races or Fun Parks. So I have lots of time for crazy thoughts, I guess.” (Page 34)

“I like to think of what they’re doing on the other side of the world,” (Page 13)

“The psychiatrist wants to know why I go out and hike around in the forests and watch the birds and collect butterflies.” (Page 21)

“I’ll dress like you want me to if you’ll let me do one thing.” (Page 33)

“You think you can walk on water with your books.” (Page 75)

“You’re a hopeless romantic,” said Faber. “It would be funny if it were not serious. It’s not books you need, it’s some of the things that once were in books.” (Page 82)

“The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios and televisors, but are not.” (Page 88)

“No, no it’s not books at all you’re looking for! Take it where you can find it, in old phonograph records, old motion pictures, and in old friends; look for it in nature and look for it in yourself.” (Page 156)

As we reflect on these quotes, it’s striking to realize how prescient and timeless Bradbury’s message is, as conveyed through Clarisse. Which of these quotes struck a chord with you? Can you relate to any of them in your own life, or do they spark a thought or memory? We invite you to share your reflections and any quotes that have touched you in the comments below. Remember, your insights could be a source of inspiration for others.

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