If one has once read Shakespeare with attention, it is not easy to go a day without quoting him, because there are not many subjects of major importance that he does not discuss or at least mention somewhere or another, in his unsystematic but illuminating way.
The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
In moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy but always against one's own body.
I dreamt-' he began, and stopped short. It was too complex to be put into words. There was the dream itself, and there was a memory connected with it that had swum into his mind in the few seconds after waking.
Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.
In a Party member, on the other hand, not even the smallest deviation of opinion on the most unimportant subject can be tolerated.