“Nineteen Eighty-Four” quotes(1984)
Plot – London, 1984. Earth is divided into three super-states - Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia - and is controlled by Ingsoc, which imposes humans to follow a strict liflestyle and has created a new language. Moreover any kind of rebellion is forbidden. Winston Smith lives in Oceania and tries to resist the brainwashing condition writing a secret diary. He meets Julia and they begin a relationship. At first it's a way to rebel, then it transforms into true love, but the couple is discovered, the man is tortured and he's forced to deny his love for Julia. Now even Winston has become a faithful subject of Ingsoc.
All actors – John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher, James Walker, Andrew Wilde, David Trevena, David Cann, Anthony Benson, Peter Frye, Roger Lloyd Packshow all
“Nineteen Eighty-Four” Quotes 25 quotes
“Beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”
“- Winston Smith: Does Big Brother even exist?
- O'Brien: Of course he exists.
- Winston Smith: No, I mean... does he exist like you or me?
- O'Brien: You do not exist.”
“- O'Brien: Do you consider yourself a man?
- Winston Smith: Yes.
- O'Brien: If you're a man, Winston, you're the last man. Your kind is extinct. We are the inheritors. Do you realize that you are alone? You are outside history. You unexist.”
“- Winston Smith: I know you'll fail. Something in this world... some spirit you will never overcome...
- O'Brien: What is it, this principle?
- Winston Smith: I don't know. The spirit of man.”
“Power is not a means, it's an end.”
She said, "Two dollars," so I went with her. She had a young face, painted very thick. It was really was the paint that appealed to me: white like a mask, and bright red lips. There were no preliminaries. Standing there with the smell of dead insects and cheap perfume, I went and did it just the same.
“- Winston Smith: It's not so much staying alive, it's staying human that's important. What counts is that we don't betray each other.
- Julia: If you mean confessing, we're bound to do that. Everybody does. You can't help it.
- Winston Smith: I don't mean confessing. Confessing isn't betrayal. I mean feelings. If they can make me change my...” (continue)(continue reading)
“You are being made into obedient, stupid slaves of the Party. Open your eyes. See the evil that is happening to you. The Party drops bombs on its own citizens. It is the Party, not the Eurasians, who are our enemies. Rise up. Throw off the yoke. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. People of Oceania.”
“Thoughtcrime is death. Thoughtcrime does not entail death. Thoughtcrime is death. I have committed even before setting pen to paper the essential crime that contains all others unto itself.”
“Death of the eternal enemy of Oceania. Death! Death! Death!”
“The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor. A hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects. And its object is not...” (continue)(continue reading)
“They can torture you, make you say anything. But they can't make you believe it. They can't get inside you. They can't get to your heart.”
“- Winston Smith: She's beautiful.
- Julia: She's a metre across the hips, easily.
- Winston Smith: That is her style of beauty.”
“In accordance to the principles of Doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous.”
“We are the dead.”
“- O'Brien: The law of gravity is nonsense. No such law exists. If I think I float, and you think I float, then it happens.
- Winston Smith: I love you.”