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"Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it... All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children." - George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 2
"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'" - George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 3
From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party: WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible, and glittering—a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weapons—a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting—three hundred million people all with the same face."
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thoght? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)
"Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly color. I'm so glad I'm a Beta." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 2
"You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 3
"Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 3
"A gramme is better than a damn." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 6
"You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, Ch. 16
Don't you wish you were free, Lenina?" "I don't know what you mean. I am free. Free to have the most wonderful time. Everybody's happy nowadays."
Movies don't create psychopaths, they just make them more creative.
Originally posted by TheWill
I have to complain, though, about Orwell... if he'd never written that book, British TV might not have suffered quite so much "Big Brother" inspired reality TV.
And the quote you provided does have something to do with what I'm saying.. If a serial killer watched Saw, a light bulb might go off in their head for a new way to kill...
I am still curious about how Huxley knew soo much about cloning in the year 1931