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In a 2003 interview commemorating the 50th anniversary of Fahrenheit 451's publication, Bradbury told the interviewer that some of his fears about mass media had come true. "We bombard people with sensation," he said, "That substitutes for thinking."

Of the following quotes from the novel, which provides the best example of Bradbury's statement during his interview: "We bombard people with sensation..."?


"'You must understand that our civilization is so vast that we can't have our minorities upset and stirred.'"


"But there was something else in the silence that he heard. It was like a breath exhaled upon the window."


"More sports for everyone, group spirit, fun...Organize and organize and super organize super-super sports. More cartoons in books. More pictures. The mind drinks less and less."


"The most significant memory he had of Mildred, really, was of a little girl in a forest without trees..."


"They sat there looking out of the front of the great salamander as they turned a corner and went silently on."

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