Farenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, pg. 84, MM Paperback
“And the second?”
“Oh, but we’ve plenty of off-hours.”
“Off-hours, yes. But time to think?”
“It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It must be right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn’t time to protest, 'What nonsense!’”
“Only the ‘family’ is ‘people.’”
“I beg pardon?”
“My wife says books aren’t ‘real.’”
“Thank God for that. You can shut them, say, ‘Hold on a moment.’ You play God to it. But who has ever torn himself from the claw that encloses you when you drop a seed in a TV parlor? It grows you any shape it wishes! It is an environment as real as the world. It becomes and is the truth. Books can be beaten down with reason."
This is the real reason that some people object to books. Books are ideas and ideas are dangerous.