1984
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"1984" Quotes

By George Orwell

classics | 237 pages | Published in 1949

Among the seminal texts of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a rare work that grows more haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes more real. Published in 1949, the book offers political satirist George Orwell's nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff's attempt to find individuality. The brilliance of the novel is Orwell's prescience of modern life—the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language—and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell. Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written.

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Quotes

War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

George Orwell

Big Brother is watching you.

George Orwell

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

George Orwell

In the face of pain, there are no heroes.

George Orwell

It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.

George Orwell

We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

George Orwell

Power is not a means; it is an end.

George Orwell

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

George Orwell

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

George Orwell

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