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Ray Bradbury
Author of Fahrenheit 451 and others
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Fahrenheit 451 (1987)
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We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.

There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches... Every dimwit editor who sees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme.

from his essay "Coda", a reaction against censorship
You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.