a book is a loaded gun

Literary Tattoos: Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451

This is Tim’s tattoo.

This tattoo is a quote from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.

“A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?”

I have always felt that the more well-read a person is, the more he can control his/her own life without the aid of others who may choose to use a gun instead of a book.

stuff your eyes with wonder

This is Kate’s tattoo.

Never before reading this book did any quote jump at me and make me feel so inspired.

Literary Tattoos: Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal. And if there were, it would be related to the great sloth which hangs upside down in a tree all day every day, sleeping its life away. To hell with that, shake the tree and knock the great sloth down on his ass.”

- Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451