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The Martian Chronicles Quotes

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Change Quotes

"Biological metamorphosis through psychological imbalance!" ("The Earth Men," 210)

Art and Culture Quotes

"I never suspected myself of such an imagination. Black hair, blue eyes, and white skin! What a strange man, and yet—quite handsome." ("Ylla," 35)

Identity Quotes

He turned, and upon his face was a mask, hammered from silver metal, expressionless, the mask that he always wore when he wished to hide his feelings... ("Ylla," 160)

Memory and the Past Quotes

Mr. and Mrs. K had lived by the dead sea for twenty years, and their ancestors had lived in the same house, which turned and followed the sun, flower-like, for ten centuries. ("Ylla," 2)

Isolation Quotes

[H]e saw the red fire and heard the big sound and felt the huge tremor as the silver rocket shot up and left him behind on an ordinary Monday morning on the ordinary planet Earth. ("The Taxpayer," 7)

Home Quotes

Around the rocket in four directions spread the little town, green and motionless in the Martian spring. There were white houses and red brick ones, and tall elm trees blowing in the wind, and tall...

Dreams, Hopes, and Plans Quotes

"We'd like someone to give us the key to the city or something like that, and we'd like somebody to shake our hands and say 'Hooray' and say 'Congratulations, old man!'" ("The Earth Men," 99)

Sadness Quotes

Quietly she wished he might one day again spend as much time holding and touching her like a little harp as he did his incredible books. ("Ylla," 10)

Freedom Quotes

To get away from wars and censorship and statism and conscription and government control of this and that, of art and science! ("The Taxpayer," 1)

Man and the Natural World Quotes

The rocket stood in the cold winter morning, making summer with every breath of its mighty exhausts. ("Rocket Summer," 5)

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