Quotes from 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

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Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.

- George Orwell in 1984Reality

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?

- George Orwell in 1984

Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

- George Orwell in 1984Revolution

If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.

- George Orwell in 1984Love

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

- George Orwell in 1984Thoughts, Languages

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

- George Orwell in 1984

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

- George Orwell in 1984Future, Past

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

- George Orwell in 1984Understanding