Quotes from “1984” by George Orwell

Courtney Cantrell
Courtney Cantrellhas quoted2 years ago
Nothing exists except through human consciousness.”
Валерия Митякина
Валерия Митякинаhas quoted4 years ago
Hate Week. The flat was seven flights up, and Winston, who was thirty-nine and had a
Ksyusha Pavlova
Ksyusha Pavlovahas quoted5 years ago
That the choice for mankind lay between freedom and happiness, and that, for the great bulk of mankind, happiness was better.
Foggy Mart
Foggy Marthas quoted8 months ago
We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
りい
りいhas quoted2 years ago
It was not desirable that the proles should have strong political feelings. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations.
☁️ ursula ☁️
☁️ ursula ☁️has quoted2 years ago
It is not merely that speeches, statistics, and records of every kind must be constantly brought up to date in order to show that the predictions of the Party were in all cases right. It is also that no change in doctrine or in political alignment can ever be admitted. For to change one’s mind, or even one’s policy, is a confession of weakness.
Maria V
Maria Vhas quoted4 years ago
If you want a picture ofthe future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face --for ever.”
Maria V
Maria Vhas quoted4 years ago
The thing that he was about to do was to open a diary. This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp.
Luiz Marinho
Luiz Marinhohas quoted2 days ago
tative and interesting. Winston turned his head a little aside to avoid the scrutiny of the large dark eyes.

“It was a good hanging,” said Syme reminiscently. “I think it spoils it when they tie their feet together. I like to see them kicking. And above all, at the end, the tongue sticking right out, and blue—a quite bright blue. That’s the detail that appeals to me.”

“Nex’, please!” yelled the white-aproned prole with the ladle.

Winston and Syme pushed their trays beneath the grille. On to each was dumped swiftly
Nina Yasakova
Nina Yasakovahas quoted2 months ago
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in the Eleventh Edition, we’re not far from that point. But the process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak,” he added with a sort of mystical satisfaction. “Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”
negativzc
negativzchas quoted2 months ago
manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth, protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party’s propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother.
As literary political fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is considered a classic novel of the social
Павел Глоба
Павел Глобаhas quoted2 months ago
his train of thought
b3163260117
b3163260117has quoted3 months ago
coarse white mugs

Грубые белые кружки

Павлович Николай
Павлович Николайhas quoted3 months ago
It was a bright cold day in April
Павел Глоба
Павел Глобаhas quoted4 months ago
put a bit of life into it
Кристина Исаева
Кристина Исаеваhas quoted4 months ago
home and begin the diary today.
Максим Тупиков
Максим Тупиковhas quoted4 months ago
moustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner. There was one on the house-front immediately opposite. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said, while the dark eyes looked deep into Winston’s own. Down at street level another poster, torn at one corner, flapped fitfully in the wind, alternately covering and uncovering the single word INGSOC. In the far distance a heli
Максим Тупиков
Максим Тупиковhas quoted4 months ago
ment (the telescreen
Denis
Denishas quoted4 months ago
Power is not a means, it is an end.
Denis
Denishas quoted4 months ago
Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.
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