1984

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is a book written by George Orwell in 1948, describing a dystopian society. (Wikipedia:Dystopia)

"Until the become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they they have rebelled they cannot become conscious." —pg 61, referring the proles

"Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it… All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children." —pg 24

"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to your, 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?…The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness." —Syme, pg 46-47

* 1984 Quotes
* The full text to George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm

ISBN 3548234100

Related: Go1984, Stop1984