Saw this quote earlier this afternoon on twitter via TeachThought favorite @brainpicker–Ray Bradbury on culture–and it seemed worth a post of its own rather than a simple RT. And for some reason I hadn’t seen it.
In it, Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451 and other timeless novels surveying themes of censorship, creativity, and intellectual suppression, redirects the attention given to the banning (and burning) of books, and turns it back on culture itself.
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”