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George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it."

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "If human equality is to be for ever averted — if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently — then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity."

If human equality is to be for ever averted — if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently — then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad."

Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "And after that, you don't feel the same toward the other person any longer."

And after that, you don't feel the same toward the other person any longer.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Today there were fear, hatred, and pain, but no dignity of emotion, no deep or complex sorrows."

Today there were fear, hatred, and pain, but no dignity of emotion, no deep or complex sorrows.




George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "TWO AND TWO MAKES FIVE"

TWO AND TWO MAKES FIVE



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect."

The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear."

He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "With its grace and carelessness, it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though [all] could be swept into a nothingness by a single splendid movement of the arm."

With its grace and carelessness, it seemed to annihilate a whole culture, a whole system of thought, as though [all] could be swept into a nothingness by a single splendid movement of the arm.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "If all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth."

If all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull."

Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "...In this place you could not feel anything, except pain and foreknowledge of pain."

...In this place you could not feel anything, except pain and foreknowledge of pain.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows."

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever."

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "We are the dead . Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone."

We are the dead . Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything – anything – but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you."

It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything – anything – but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal."

Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Reality is inside the skull."

Reality is inside the skull.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards."

In all the useful arts the world is either standing still or going backwards.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing."

So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist?O'Brien: Of course he exists.Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me?O'Brien: You do not exist."

Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist?O'Brien: Of course he exists.Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me?O'Brien: You do not exist.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing."

We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "When it is necessary they can be prodded into frenzies of fear and hatred, but when left to themselves they are capable of forgetting for long periods that the war is happening."

When it is necessary they can be prodded into frenzies of fear and hatred, but when left to themselves they are capable of forgetting for long periods that the war is happening.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters."

It was somehow slightly frightening, like the gambolling of tiger cubs which will soon grow up into man-eaters.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "From the point of view of the Low, no historic change has ever meant much more than a change in the name of their masters."

From the point of view of the Low, no historic change has ever meant much more than a change in the name of their masters.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity."

The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The dark-haired girl behind Winston had begun crying out: 'Swine! Swine! Swine!', and suddenly she picked up a heavy Newspeak dictionary and flung it at the screen."

The dark-haired girl behind Winston had begun crying out: 'Swine! Swine! Swine!', and suddenly she picked up a heavy Newspeak dictionary and flung it at the screen.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "He was conscious of nothing except the blankness of the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin."

He was conscious of nothing except the blankness of the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Has it ever occurred to you, ' he said, 'that the whole history of English poetry has been de-termined by the fact that the English language lacks rhymes?"

Has it ever occurred to you, ' he said, 'that the whole history of English poetry has been de-termined by the fact that the English language lacks rhymes?



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they must not be distributed."

The problem was how to keep the wheels of industry turning without increasing the real wealth of the world. Goods must be produced, but they must not be distributed.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Nothing exists except through human consciousness"

Nothing exists except through human consciousness



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "To die hating them, that was freedom"

To die hating them, that was freedom



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "and then the chosen lie would pass into the permanent records and become truth"

and then the chosen lie would pass into the permanent records and become truth



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Sooner
 or 
later 
it 
would 
happen: 
strength 
would 
change
 into 
consciousness."

Sooner
 or 
later 
it 
would 
happen: 
strength 
would 
change
 into 
consciousness.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "That is her style of beauty."

That is her style of beauty.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "For a second, two seconds, they had exchanged an equivocal glance, and that was the end of the story. But even that was a memorable event, in the locked loneliness in which one had to live."

For a second, two seconds, they had exchanged an equivocal glance, and that was the end of the story. But even that was a memorable event, in the locked loneliness in which one had to live.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The Brotherhood cannot be wiped out because it is not an organization in the ordinary sense. Nothing holds it together except an idea which is indestructible."

The Brotherhood cannot be wiped out because it is not an organization in the ordinary sense. Nothing holds it together except an idea which is indestructible.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The tank, the submarine, the torpedo, the machine-gun, even the rifle and the hand grenade are still in use."

The tank, the submarine, the torpedo, the machine-gun, even the rifle and the hand grenade are still in use.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "She's beautiful, ' he murmured.'She's a metre across the hips, easily, ' said Julia.'That is her style of beauty, ' said Winston."

She's beautiful, ' he murmured.'She's a metre across the hips, easily, ' said Julia.'That is her style of beauty, ' said Winston.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself."

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The best books... are those that tell you what you know already."

The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes."

Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "It was a vast, luminous dream in which his whole life seemed to stretch out before him like a landscape on a summer evening after rain"

It was a vast, luminous dream in which his whole life seemed to stretch out before him like a landscape on a summer evening after rain



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "In this place you could not feel anything, except pain and the foreknowledge of pain."

In this place you could not feel anything, except pain and the foreknowledge of pain.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise."

Partly it was a sort of hymn to the wisdom and majesty of Big Brother, but still more it was an act of self-hypnosis, a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "I have not betrayed Julia."

I have not betrayed Julia.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "Do you know why you’re here? Shall I tell you why we brought you here? To cure you.To make you sane."

Do you know why you’re here? Shall I tell you why we brought you here? To cure you.To make you sane.



George Orwell, 1984 Quotes: "The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement."

The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement.