It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.
For the month of April, our book quote theme is: TRUTH.
The Philippine election is coming up in a month (yes, I am a registered voter), and so I thought of devoting the entire month to TRUTH, especially since fabrications, deceptions, manufactured versions of alternate realities are being peddled as so-called ‘truths.’
Ray Bradbury’s smart admonition about not being able to make people listen (especially those who choose to believe in alternate realities) is a good reminder. However, I prefer not to watch my world blow up around me before I say anything. There is something about Fahrenheit 451 (Amazon | Book Depository) that remains unforgettable to me. I hope more people would read its ‘truths’ set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic universe that doesn’t seem too far off from the world we are presently living in.
I agree with you, I think we are living part of “Fahrenheit 451…” My eye caught your tag “Truth” and I had to stop by. I just wrote a poem on Trust which I think shares company with Truth. Thanks for the dip into Ray Bradbury. Provocative post, thanks Myra!
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