Montag sat in bed, not moving.

“And because they had mass, they became simpler”, said Beatty. “Once, books appealed to a few people here, there, everywhere. They could afford to be different. The world was roomy. But then the world got full of eyes and elbows and mouths. Double, triple, quadruple population. Films and radios, magazines, books levelled down to a sort of paste pudding norm, do you follow me?”

Dialogue from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury