“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”

“Reality exists in the human mind and nowhere else.”

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

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

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

“Sanity is not statistical.”

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end, we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

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

“The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour.”

“In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

“Orthodoxy means not thinking, not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

“Power is not a means; it is an end.”

“Big Brother is Watching You.”

“Reality was not external. Reality existed in the human mind, and nowhere else.”

“Reality control, they called it: in Newspeak, ‘doublethink.'” SAD THOUGHTS QUOTES

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

“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake.”

“All the beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present-day society from being perceived.”

“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”

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

“Thoughtcrime is death. Thoughtcrime does not entail death. Thoughtcrime IS death.”

“The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.”

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

“The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.”

“Orthodoxy means not thinking—not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

“But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

“If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.”

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