I saw newspaper reports which did not bear any relation to the facts.
He does not act, he is acted upon. He feels himself the slave of mysterious authority and has a firm conviction that they will never allow him to do this, that and the other.
Will Big Brother ever die? Of course not. How could he die? Next question.
But if the object was not to stay alive but to stay human, what difference did it ultimately make?
Below that are "the proles," numbering perhaps eight-five per cent of the population. In terms of our earlier classification, the proles are the Low, for the slave population of the equatorial lands, who pass constantly from conqueror to conqueror, are not a permanent or necessary part of the structure.
One feels of him that there was much he did not understand, but not that there was anything that he was frightened of saying or thinking.
It is always the anvil that breaks the hammer, never the other way about.
You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.
Fascism has nothing to do with capitalism. Fascism is just a kind of meaningless wickedness, an aberration, 'mass sadism', the sort of thing that would happen if you suddenly let loose an asylumful of homicidal maniacs.