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Moment to Moment

He was not certain that he would use the razor blade even if he got the chance. It was more natural to exist from moment to moment, accepting another ten minutes’ life even with the certainty that there was torture at the end of it.

1984 (George Orwell)

The Future

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.

1984 (George Orwell)

The Best Books

The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already.

1984 (George Orwell)

Too Intelligent

War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.

1984 (George Orwell)

An Unconquerable Instinct

To hang on from day to day and from week to week, spinning out a present that had no future, seemed an unconquerable instinct, just as one’s lungs will always draw the next breath so long as there is air available.

1984 (George Orwell)

Poverty and Ignorance

In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance

1984 (George Orwell)


The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.

1984 (George Orwell)

Corrupt to the Bones

I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don’t want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.

1984 (George Orwell)

I Absolutely Believe In God

You got it all wrong holy man, I absolutely believe in God. And I absolutely hate the fucker.

– Riddick, Pitch Black


I have seen scarcely a city that did not wish the ruin of its neighbouring city; nor a family that did not wish to exterminate some other family. Everywhere the weak hate the powerful, before whom they crawl, and the powerful treat the weak like sheep, selling their wool and their carcases.

– Martin the Manichaean, Candide (Voltaire)

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