Favourite Quotes From 1984 and Animal Farm

February 4, 2019

1984

 

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

 

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

 

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” 

 

“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.”

 

“War is peace. 

Freedom is slavery. 

Ignorance is strength.” 

 

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

 

“In the face of pain there are no heroes.” 

 

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” 

 

“Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull. ” 

 

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

 

ANIMAL FARM

 

“I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” 

 

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” 

 

“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” 

 

“Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.” 

 

“Comrades!' he cried. 'You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health. Milk and apples (this has been proved by Science, comrades) contain substances absolutely necessary to the well-being of a pig. We pigs are brainworkers. The whole management and organisation of this farm depend on us. Day and night we are watching over your welfare. It is for your sake that we drink the milk and eat those apples.” 

 

 

 

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