A former English professor who describes himself as a coward because he did not act to try to change the direction in which society was headed. He uses a two-way radio to direct Montag through situations in which he is too frightened to place himself. He provides a counterpoint to Beatty's arguments against literature and thought. Faber is named after a famous publisher (Faber & Faber) and a brand of pencils.
Faber Quotes in Fahrenheit 451
The Fahrenheit 451 quotes below are all either spoken by Faber or refer to Faber. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Fahrenheit 451 published in 2013.).
Part 2 Quotes
"It's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were it books....The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through radios and televisors, but are not."
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"We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam."
"Those who don't build must burn. It's as old as history and juvenile delinquents."
"They are so confident that they will run on forever. But they won't run on. They don't know that this is all one huge big blazing meteor that makes a pretty fire in space, but that someday it'll have to hit."
Faber Character Timeline in Fahrenheit 451
The timeline below shows where the character Faber appears in Fahrenheit 451. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...upset the women, and wonders if they are right to care only about immediate pleasures. Faber, talking to Montag through the reinstated earpiece, tells him that fun is fine if there... (full context)
...the men down. As he huddles against the ground, Montag thinks of Clarisse, already dead, Faber, on a bus to another annihilated city, and Mildred, whom he imagines in horrifying detail... (full context)