Best 103 of 1984 quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

After all, what justification is there for a word which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Take ‘good’, for instance. If you have a word like ‘good’, what need is there for a word like ‘bad’? ‘Ungood’ will do just as well—better, because it’s an exact opposite, which the other is not. Or again, if you want a stronger version of ‘good’, what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like ‘excellent’ and ‘splendid’ and all the rest of them? ‘Plusgood’ covers the meaning, or ‘doubleplusgood’ if you want something stronger still" (51).

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

(...) El libro le encantaba o, para ser más exacto, lo serenaba. En cierto modo, no le enseñaba absolutamente nada nuevo, pero precisamente esto formaba parte de su encanto. Sólo decía lo que el mismo Winston podía haber dicho, si le hubiera sido posible ordenar sus propias ideas y darles una expresión clara. Este libro era el producto de unos pensamientos parecidos a los suyos, pero mucho más poderosos, más sistemáticos y libres de miedos. Winston pensó que los mejores libros son aquellos que nos dicen lo que ya nosotros sabemos (...)

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Esa era la mayor sutileza: inducir conscientemente a la inconsciencia, y luego, una vez más, volverse inconsciente del acto de hipnosis que acababas de realizar. Incluso la comprensión del término doblepiensa , implicaba el uso del doblepiensa

By Anonym 20 Sep

George Orwell

Ya no había amigos, sino camaradas. Pero persistía una diferencia: unos camaradas eran más agradables que otros.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Esa era la mayor sutileza: inducir conscientemente a la inconsciencia, y luego, una vez más, volverse inconsciente del acto de hipnosis que acababas de realizar. Incluso la comprensión del término , implicaba el uso del doblepiensa.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George Orwell

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George Orwell

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’.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Paul Joseph Watson

The fact is that the modern implementation of the prison planet has far surpassed even Orwell’s 1984 and the only difference between our society and those fictionalized by Huxley, Orwell and others, is that the advertising techniques used to package the propaganda are a little more sophisticated on the surface. Yet just a quick glance behind the curtain reveals that the age old tactics of manipulation of fear and manufactured consensus are still being used to force humanity into accepting the terms of its own imprisonment and in turn policing others within the prison without bars.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George Orwell

Si el Partido tenía el poder de alargar la mano hacia el pasado y asegurar que este o aquel suceso jamás ocurrió, esto resultaba mucho más aterrador que la tortura y la misma muerte (...) "El que puede controlar el pasado -rezaba el slogan del Partido-, también puede controlar el futuro. El que puede controlar el presente, controla el pasado".

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Orwell

Los mejores libros, comprendió, son los que te cuentan lo que ya sabías

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Orwell

No se van a rebelar hasta que no tengan plena consciencia de su fuerza, y no serán conscientes hasta después de haberse rebelado. Esta es la dificultad.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

For whom, it suddenly occured to him to wonder, was he writing this diary? For the future, for the unborn.

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Orwell

Ništa nije tvoje vlastito osim nekoliko kubičnih centimetara u tvojoj lubanji.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

It was not desirable that the proles should have strong political feelings. All that was required of the was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, because, being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances. The larger evils invariably escaped their notice.

By Anonym 20 Sep

George Orwell

Winston pensó que el pasado no únicamente fue modificado, sino que lo estaban destruyendo. Pues, ¿usted cómo iba a establecer el hecho más evidente si la única prueba que existía era el recuerdo de su propia memoria?

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Orwell

Num mundo no qual todos trabalhassem pouco, tivessem o alimento necessário, vivessem numa casa com banheiro e refrigerador e possuíssem carro ou até avião, a forma mais óbvia e talvez mais importante de desigualdade já teria desaparecido. Desde o momento em que se tornasse geral, a riqueza perderia seu caráter distintivo. Claro, era possível imaginar uma sociedade na qual a riqueza, no sentido de bens e luxos pessoais, fosse distribuída equitativamente, enquanto o poder permanecia nas mãos de uma pequena casta privilegiada. Na prática, porém, uma sociedade desse tipo não poderia permanecer estável por muito tempo. Porque se lazer e segurança fossem desfrutados por todos igualmente, a grande massa de seres humanos que costuma ser embrutecida pela pobreza se alfabetizaria e aprenderia a pensar por si; e depois que isso acontecesse, mais cedo ou mais tarde essa massa se daria conta de que a minoria privilegiada não tinha função nenhuma e acabaria com ela. A longo termo, uma sociedade hierárquica só era possível num mundo de pobreza e ignorância.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Él pensó que esto era verdad. Entre la castidad y la ortodoxia política existía una conexión directa. ¿Cómo se iban a mantener el odio, el miedo y la incredulidad insensata que requería el Partido si algún instinto poderoso no se embotellaba para utilizarlo después como combustible? Para el Partido el instinto sexual era muy peligroso, y lo había usado en beneficio propio. Hacieron lo mismo con el instinto familiar.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

Como ya lo había hecho en muchas ocasiones, se preguntó si él no estaría loco. Tal vez loco era solamente una "minoría de uno" (...) Sin embargo, no le afectaba mucho la idea de ser un loco. Lo que le aterraba era la posibilidad de estar errado.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

If there is any hope, it lies in the proles

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

Al final, el Partido anunciaría que dos y dos son cinco y habría que creerlo.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George Orwell

Ti rendi conto che il passato, compreso quello più recente, è stato abolito? Se mai sopravvive da qualche parte, è in oggetti concreti e privi di un nome che li definisca, come quel pezzo di vetro. Noi già non sappiamo praticamente nulla della Rivoluzione e degli anni che l'hanno preceduta. Tutti i documenti sono stati distrutti o falsificati, tutti i libri riscritti, tutti i quadri dipinti da capo, tutte le statue, le strade e gli edifici cambiati di nome, tutte le date alterate, e questo processo è ancora in corso, giorno dopo giorno, minuto dopo minuto. La storia si è fermata. Non esiste altro che un eterno presente nel quale il Partito ha sempre ragione.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Noam Chomsky

It's intellectual freedom when a journalist can understand that 2 + 2 = 4; that's what Orwell was writing about in 1984. Everybody here applauds that book, but nobody is willing to think about what it means. What Winston Smith [the main character] was saying is, if we can still understand that 2 + 2 = 4, they haven't taken everything away. Okay? Well, in the United States, people can't even understand that 2 + 2 = 4.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Irving Howe

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.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jef Costello

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

El pa­sa­do había sido bo­rra­do, se había ol­vi­da­do que había sido bo­rra­do y de ese modo la men­ti­ra se con­ver­tía en ver­dad

By Anonym 20 Sep

George Orwell

Whether he wrote DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, or whether he refrained from writing it, made no difference. Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed—would still have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper— the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed for ever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Orwell

One of these days, thought Winston with sudden deep conviction, Syme will be vaporized. He is too intelligent. He sees too clearly and speaks too plainly. The Party does not like such people. One day he will disappear. It is written in his face.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bobo Karlsson

Maskinerna hjälpte kroppen med det som musklerna inte orkade med eller hann med under industrialismen. Elektroniken hjälper oss med det som hjärnan inte klarar av eller hinner med i "informationssamhället". Men en enligt många kallhamrad teknologi kommer att öka behovet av gemenskap och värme. […] Behovet av en ny kroppslig kontakt, själslig ro, mänskligt prat kommer att öka lavinartat, när vi pratar med hemdatorn istället för att gå till banken eller ringa, spelar videospel istället för att gå på rockkonsert osv.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

I'm not interested in the next generation, dear. I'm interested in us.' - Julia

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

(...) Hacía que se aceptaran las violaciones más flagrantes de la realidad porque ninguna persona comprendía completamente la enormidad de lo que se les exigía ni se interesaba bastante por los acontecimientos públicos para darse cuenta de lo que sucedía. Todos eran políticamente sanos y fieles por falta de comprensión (..)

By Anonym 18 Sep

George Orwell

Sách cũng là một loại sản phẩm tiêu dùng cần được sản xuất, giống như giăm bông hoặc dây giầy vậy thôi.

By Anonym 17 Sep

George Orwell

Nothing exists except through human consciousness

By Anonym 18 Sep

George Orwell

Perhaps the Party was rotten under the surface, its cult of strenuousness and self-denial simply a sham concealing iniquity.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Warren Ellis

Science fiction is always about the time it’s written in. 1984 was always about 1948. Science fiction is social fiction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

Anything that hinted at corruption always filled him with a wild hope

By Anonym 18 Sep

George Orwell

She had become a physical necessity, something that he not only wanted but felt he had the right to,

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

As he looked at the woman in her characteristic attitude, her thick arms reaching up for the line, her powerful marelike buttocks protruded, it struck him for the first time that she was beautiful. It had never before occurred to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blown up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, then hardened, roughened by work till it was coarse in the grain like an overriped turnip, could be beautiful. But it was so, and after all, he thought, why not? The solid, contourless body, like a block of granite, and the rasping red skin, bore the same relation to the body of a girl as the rose-hip to the rose. Why should the fruit be held inferior to the flower?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Adam Johnson

To think what the Stasi went through to spy on us. Even they couldn't dream of a world in which citizens voluntarily carried tracking devices, conducted self-surveillance and reported on themselves, morning, noon and night.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George Orwell

Si que­da­ba al­gu­na es­pe­ran­za, debía estar en los pro­les, por­que solo en esas masas des­pre­cia­das, que cons­ti­tuían el ochen­ta y cinco por cien­to de la po­bla­ción de Ocea­nía, podía ge­ne­rar­se la fuer­za ne­ce­sa­ria para des­truir al Par­ti­do. Este no podía de­rro­car­se desde den­tro. Sus enemi­gos, si es que los había, no te­nían forma de unir­se o si­quie­ra de re­co­no­cer­se mu­tua­men­te. In­clu­so en caso de que exis­tie­ra la le­gen­da­ria Her­man­dad —lo cual no era del todo im­po­si­ble— re­sul­ta­ba in­con­ce­bi­ble que sus miem­bros pu­die­ran re­unir­se en gru­pos de más de dos o tres. La re­be­lión se li­mi­ta­ba a un cruce de mi­ra­das, una in­fle­xión de la voz o, como mucho, una pa­la­bra su­su­rra­da oca­sio­nal­men­te. En cam­bio los pro­les, si pu­die­ran ser cons­cien­tes de su fuer­za, no ten­drían ne­ce­si­dad de cons­pi­rar. Bas­ta­ría con que se en­ca­bri­ta­ran como un ca­ba­llo que se sa­cu­de las mos­cas. Si qui­sie­ran, po­drían volar el Par­ti­do en pe­da­zos a la ma­ña­na si­guien­te. Tarde o tem­prano tenía que ocu­rrír­se­les. Y sin em­bar­go…

By Anonym 20 Sep

George Orwell

Yo pienso que existo -dijo con extenuación- Estoy plenamente consciente de mi propia identidad. Nací y moriré. Tengo piernas y brazos. Estoy ocupando un lugar concreto en el espacio. Es que ningún otro objeto sólido puede ocupar el mismo punto al mismo tiempo. En ese sentido, ¿el Gran Hermano existe?

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

İktidar bir araç değil, bir amaçtır. Kimse devrimi korumak için diktatörlük kurmaz; diktatörlük kurmak için devrim yapar. Zulmün amacı zulümdür. İşkencenin amacı işkencedir. İktidarın amacı iktidardır.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Formar parte de la minoría, aunque fuese una minoría de uno solo, no te convertía en loco. Había la verdad y la mentira, y aferrarse a la verdad, aunque fuese en contra del mundo entero, no era sinónimo de estar loco.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Orwell

Antipatične su mi bile gotovo sve žene, a osobito mlade i zgodne. Uvijek su žene, a iznad svega mlađe žene, bile najzadrtije pristaše Partije, najlakše su gutale servirane parole, bile su dobrovoljne doušnice i prokazivačice krivovjerja.

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Hasta que no tengan conciencia de su fuerza, no se rebelarán, y hasta después de haberse rebelado, no serán conscientes. Éste es el problema.

By Anonym 19 Sep

George Orwell

(...) Todas las mujeres del Partido eran iguales. En ellas estaba tan arraigada la castidad como la fidelidad al Partido. Debido a la educación que recibieron en su niñez, por las duchas de agua fría y los juegos, por todas las idioteces que les metían en la cabeza, los desfiles, las canciones, la música marcial, las conferencias y las consignas, les arrancaban todo sentimiento normal (...) Era una rebeldía el acto sexual bien realizado. El deseo era una crimen de la mente (...)

By Anonym 16 Sep

George Orwell

Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult…. 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. And when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontentment led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Noam Chomsky

The trick is not to be isolated―if you're isolated, like Winston Smith in 1984, then sooner or later you're going to break, as he finally broke. That was the point of Orwell's story. In fact, the whole tradition of popular control has been exactly that: to keep people isolated, because if you can keep them isolated enough, you can get them to believe anything. But when people get together, all sorts of things are possible.