Mental health stigma quote - Never waste your time trying to explain yourself to people who are committed to misunderstanding you. So factual for me. I gave up long ago. Some people just don't even want to try.
The hearth and the Salamander can also mean happiness and if Montag chose to be happy or not. The two things in his life his home and his work. Did it really make him happy. He chose happiness over this home and his work by reading the books.