He who controls the past controls the future.
He who controls the present controls the past.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four?
Or that the force of gravity works?
Or that the past is unchangeable?
If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind,
and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?
Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think.
Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.
The object of persecution is persecution.
The object of torture is torture.
The object of power is power.
Until they became conscious they will never rebel,
and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
In the face of pain there are no heroes.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If
that is granted, all else follows.
– quotes from “1984” by George Orwell