George Orwell 1984 Famous Quotes & Sayings

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This bill would renounce the safe, proper, and acceptable role for Government as a referee of disputes between the governed. It would interpose the Government as a biased protagonist, armed with the awesome authority of the Federal Government, in addition to rulemaking and umpire powers. The broad grants of power to the Attorney General to initiate and intervene in civil actions would go far toward transforming him into George Orwell's 'Big Brother' of '1984,' in the year 1964.Strom Thurmond George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Strom Thurmond: This bill would renounce the safe, proper, and acceptable role for Government as a referee
Always in your stomach and in your skin there was a sort of protest, a feeling that you had been cheated of something you had a right to.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Always in your stomach and in your skin there was a sort of protest, a
George Orwell knew when he wrote 1984: if you say a thing often enough, it will be accepted as truth.Stephen King George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Stephen King: George Orwell knew when he wrote 1984: if you say a thing often enough, it
O'Brien: How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?
Winston: By making him suffer.
O'Brien: Exactly. By making him suffer. 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. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but MORE merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred.
George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: O'Brien: How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?Winston: By making him suffer.O'Brien:
Anything that hinted at corruption always filled him with a wild hopeGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Anything that hinted at corruption always filled him with a wild hope
For whom, it suddenly occured to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: For whom, it suddenly occured to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For
It appeared that there had
even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising
the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week. And only
yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ra-
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tion was to be REDUCED to twenty grammes a week. Was it
possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four
hours? Yes, they swallowed it.
George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: It appeared that there hadeven been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raisingthe chocolate ration
Rand, Huxley, Orwell, and Bradbury foresaw much of today's dystopian world: its spiritual and moral emptiness, its culture of consumerism, its flat-souled Last Manishness, its debasement of language, its doublethink, its illiteracy, and its bovine tolerance of authoritarian indignities. But they did not foresee the most serious and catastrophic of today's problems: the eminent destruction of whites, and western culture.

None of them thought to deal with race at all. Why is this? Probably for the simple reason that it never occurred to any of them that whites might take slave morality so far as to actually will their own destruction. As always, the truth is stranger than fiction.
Jef Costello George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Jef Costello: Rand, Huxley, Orwell, and Bradbury foresaw much of today's dystopian world: its spiritual and moral
In the past the need for a hierarchal form of society has been the doctrine specifically of the High. It had been preached by kings and aristocrats and the priests, lawyers and the like who were parasitical upon them, and it had generally been softened by promises of an imaginary world beyond the grave.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: In the past the need for a hierarchal form of society has been the doctrine
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.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of
There are only four ways in which a ruling group can fall from power. Either it is conquered from without, or it governs so inefficiently that the masses are stirred to revolt, or it allows a strong and discontented Middle Group to come into being, or it loses its own self-confidence and willingness to govern. These causes do not operate singly, and as a rule all four of them are present in some degree. A ruling class which could guard against all of them would remain in power permanently. Ultimately the determining factor is the mental attitude of the ruling class itself.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: There are only four ways in which a ruling group can fall from power. Either
Nothing exists except through human consciousnessGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Nothing exists except through human consciousness
You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you
There were things, your own acts, from which you could never recover. Something was killed in your breast: burnt out, cauterized out.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: There were things, your own acts, from which you could never recover. Something was killed
We may be together for another six months - a year - there's no knowing. At the end we're certain to be apart. Do you realize how utterly alone we shall be?George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: We may be together for another six months - a year - there's no knowing.
Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
The term Big Brother is from George Orwell's book 1984 - where everyone's watched over by a network of cameras called Big Brother. I've never understood why Orwell chose that phrase for somebody watching you all the time. Isn't that more like Creepy Uncle?Craig Ferguson George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Craig Ferguson: The term Big Brother is from George Orwell's book 1984 - where everyone's watched over
Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply
Think about George Orwell's three-minute hate from the novel '1984' and how that left everyone sort of exhausted and able to live their boring humdrum lives. If our lives are going to continue being unfulfilled and boring, perhaps we do need some sort of short-term violent chaos incorporated into them, to make them more palatable.Chuck Palahniuk George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: Think about George Orwell's three-minute hate from the novel '1984' and how that left everyone
Sales of George Orwell's 1984 have skyrocketed. It's true. So the fallout from the (NSA spying) scandal is worse than we thought. It's forcing Americans to read.Conan O'Brien George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Conan O'Brien: Sales of George Orwell's 1984 have skyrocketed. It's true. So the fallout from the (NSA
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of
In the face of pain there are no heroes.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: In the face of pain there are no heroes.
For much of the twentieth century, 1984 was a year that belonged to the future - a strange, gray future at that. Then it slid painlessly into the past, like any other year. Big Brother arrived and settled in, though not at all in the way George Orwell had imagined.James Gleick George Orwell 1984 Sayings By James Gleick: For much of the twentieth century, 1984 was a year that belonged to the future
If there is any hope, it lies in the prolesGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: If there is any hope, it lies in the proles
In that moment he had loved her far more than he had ever done when they were together and free. Also he knew that somewhere or other she was still alive and needed his help.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: In that moment he had loved her far more than he had ever done when
George Orwell's '1984' frequently tops surveys of our greatest books: it's not a celebration of poetic language. It's decidedly anti-literary, a masterpiece of personal and political narrative sequence. And its subject matter is crucial, because what '1984' shows is that language can be a dirty trick.Graham Joyce George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Graham Joyce: George Orwell's '1984' frequently tops surveys of our greatest books: it's not a celebration of
Winston was gelatinous with fatigue.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Winston was gelatinous with fatigue.
The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed - if all records told the same tale - then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. 'Reality control', they called it: in Newspeak, 'doublethink'.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith,
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 George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist?O'Brien: Of course he exists.Winston Smith: Does he exist like
The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possiblity of independent thought. There are therefore two great problems which the Party is concerned to solve. One is how to discover against his will what another human being is thinking and the other is how to kill several hundred million people in a few seconds without giving warning beforehand.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth
The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with
The crisis of history in France, is a crisis of social bond, a crisis of citizenship. A citizen is the heir of a past more or less mythified, but he makes his own, whatever his personal genealogy. Today, under the pretext that the country has undergone considerable changes, some would like to transform the past in order to adopt it to the new face of France. Nothing, however, will make the past anything other than what it was. To pretend to change history is a totalitarian project: One who has control of the past has control over the future, one who has control over the present has control over the past, as George Orwell wrote in 1984.Jean Sevillia George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Jean Sevillia: The crisis of history in France, is a crisis of social bond, a crisis of
If the Party could thrust its had into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened-that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture or death.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: If the Party could thrust its had into the past and say of this or
Of course he chanted with the rest: it was impossible to do
otherwise. To dissemble your feelings, to control your face, to
do what everyone else was doing, was an instinctive reaction.
George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Of course he chanted with the rest: it was impossible to dootherwise. To dissemble your
A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain and dangerous to possess, it is known only to certain members of the Inner Party. Orwell fascinates them through his insight into details they know well, and through his use of Swiftian satire. Such a form of writing is forbidden by the New Faith because allegory, by nature manifold in meaning, would trespass beyond the prescriptions of socialist realism and the demands of the censor. Even those who know Orwell only by hearsay are amazed that a writer who never lived in Russia should have so keen a perception into its life.Czeslaw Milosz George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Czeslaw Milosz: A few have become acquainted with Orwell's 1984; because it is both difficult to obtain
In 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only colour to be found was in the propaganda posters. Such is the case in North Korea. Images of Kim Il-sung are depicted in vivid colours. Rays of yellow and orange emanate from his face: he is the sun.Barbara Demick George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Barbara Demick: In 1984, George Orwell wrote of a world where the only colour to be found
I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind
What mattered were individual relationships, and a completely helpless gesture, an embrace, a tear, a word spoken to a dying man, could have value in itself. Proles, it suddenly occurred to him, had remained in this condition. They were not loyal to a party or a country or an idea, they were loyal to one another.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: What mattered were individual relationships, and a completely helpless gesture, an embrace, a tear, a
April the 4th, 1984.
To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead man - greetings!
George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: April the 4th, 1984. To the past, or to the future. To an age when
The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.
In The Captive Mind, written in the early 1950s, Czeslaw Milosz wrote that Eastern European intellectuals, reading 1984 in clandestine editions, were amazed to find that its author had never visited the Soviet Union. How, then, had he captured its mental and moral atmosphere? By reading its propaganda, and by paying attention, and by noticing the tactics of Stalin's agents in the Spanish Republic. Anybody could have done this, but few had the courage to risk the accusation of 'giving ammunition to the enemy.Christopher Hitchens George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: In The Captive Mind, written in the early 1950s, Czeslaw Milosz wrote that Eastern European
If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have any result whatever, you've beaten them.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can't have
What book(s) changed your life and why? I could probably list books for days, so I'll just list a few favorites: The Giver by Lois Lowry, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, the Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate, 1984 by George Orwell, the Bible, Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, and Juliet by Andras Visky (which is a play, but I think it still counts).Veronica Roth George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Veronica Roth: What book(s) changed your life and why? I could probably list books for days, so
I know these are going to sound like school reading-list suggestions, but if you like dystopian fiction, you should check out some of the originals: 'Anthem,' by Ayn Rand; '1984,' by George Orwell; or 'Brave New World,' by Aldous Huxley.Sara Shepard George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Sara Shepard: I know these are going to sound like school reading-list suggestions, but if you like
About some books we feel that our reluctance to return to them is the true measure of our admiration. It is hard to suppose that many people go back, from a spontaneous desire, to reread 1984: there is neither reason nor need to, no one forgets it. The usual distinctions between forgotten details and a vivid general impression mean nothing here, for the book is written out of one passionate breath, each word is bent to a severe discipline of meaning, everything is stripped to the bareness of terror.
Kafka's The Trial is also a book of terror, but it is a paradigm and to some extent a puzzle, so that one may lose oneself in the rhythm of the paradigm and play with the parts of the puzzle. Kafka's novel persuades us that life is inescapably hazardous and problematic, but the very 'universality' of this idea helps soften its impact: to apprehend the terrible on the plane of metaphysics is to lend it an almost soothing aura.
Irving Howe George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Irving Howe: About some books we feel that our reluctance to return to them is the true
The more intelligent, the less saneGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The more intelligent, the less sane
Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
Never, for any reason on earth, could you wish for an increase in pain. Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Never, for any reason on earth, could you wish for an increase in pain. Of
The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts.
Panky thinking: We had nuclear holocaust on our lips, Big Brother on our minds, 1984 was just around the corner and we were shit scared about the future - George Orwell and Margaret Thatcher had a lot to answer for.Peter L Masters George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Peter L Masters: Panky thinking: We had nuclear holocaust on our lips, Big Brother on our minds, 1984
The dead men had become martyrs and their degradation was forgottenGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The dead men had become martyrs and their degradation was forgotten
You will see me, where there is no darkness.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: You will see me, where there is no darkness.
Wealth and privilege are most easily defended when they are possessed jointly. The so-called 'abolition of private property' which took place in the middle years of the century meant, in effect, the concentration of property in far fewer hands than before: but with this difference, that the new owners were a group instead of a mass of individuals.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: Wealth and privilege are most easily defended when they are possessed jointly. The so-called 'abolition
As soon as he touched her she seemed to wince and stiffen. To embrace her was like embracing a jointed wooden image. And what was strange was that even when she was clasping him against her he had the feeling that she was simultaneously pushing him away with all her strength.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: As soon as he touched her she seemed to wince and stiffen. To embrace her
What we are confronted with now is the problem posed by the economic and symbolic structure of television. Those who run television do not limit our access to information but in fact widen it. Our Ministry of Culture is Huxleyan, not Orwellian. It does everything possible to encourage us to watch continuously. But what we watch is a medium which presents information in a form that renders it simplistic, nonsubstantive, nonhistorical and noncontextual; that is to say, information packaged as entertainment. In America, we are never denied the opportunity to entertain ourselves.Neil Postman George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Neil Postman: What we are confronted with now is the problem posed by the economic and symbolic
But you could not have pure love or pure lust nowadays. No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred. Their embrace had been a battle, the climax a victory. It was a blow struck against the Party. It was a political act.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: But you could not have pure love or pure lust nowadays. No emotion was pure,
The paperweight was the room he was in, and the coral was Julia's life and his own, fixed in a sort of eternity at the heart of the crystal.George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: The paperweight was the room he was in, and the coral was Julia's life and
It was only a hopeless fantasy,
it passed like an april day,
but a look and a word and the dreams they stirred
they have stolen my heart away.
George Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: It was only a hopeless fantasy,it passed like an april day,but a look and a
For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the Obama administration has brought back memories of George Orwell's '1984.' Another Orwell book seems more apt as the White House and its allies try to contain the scandal: 'Animal Farm.'Jonathan Turley George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Jonathan Turley: For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the
I'm not interested in the next generation, dear. I'm interested in us.' - JuliaGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: I'm not interested in the next generation, dear. I'm interested in us.' - Julia
She knew when to cheer and when to boo, and that was all one neededGeorge Orwell George Orwell 1984 Sayings By George Orwell: She knew when to cheer and when to boo, and that was all one needed
Orwell was dealing with communism and his disillusionment with communism in Russia and what he saw the communists do in Spain. His novel was a response to those political situations. Whereas I was interested in more things than the political atmosphere. I was considering the whole social atmosphere: the impact of TV and radio and the lack of education. I could see the coming event of schoolteachers not teaching reading anymore. The less they taught, the more you wouldn't need books.Ray Bradbury George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Ray Bradbury: Orwell was dealing with communism and his disillusionment with communism in Russia and what he
It seems appropriate that the author of '1984' was a British citizen. George Orwell must have seen how easily the great British public's lamb-like disposition toward its leaders could be exploited to create a police state.Heather Brooke George Orwell 1984 Sayings By Heather Brooke: It seems appropriate that the author of '1984' was a British citizen. George Orwell must