Saturday, 16 November 2013

1984

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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 1 | Loc. 17  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:36 PM

Eric Arthur Blair (George Orwell)
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 20 | Loc. 112  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:37 PM

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 22 | Loc. 124  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:41 PM

The patrols did not matter, however. Only the Thought Police mattered.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 22 | Loc. 127-30  | Added on Sunday, October 06, 2013, 03:43 PM

There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 23 | Loc. 132  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:02 AM

Ministry of Truth,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 25 | Loc. 142-43  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:04 AM

WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 25 | Loc. 147  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:05 AM

The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 26 | Loc. 147-48  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:05 AM

The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 25 | Loc. 146-47  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:06 AM

Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 26 | Loc. 148  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:06 AM

Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 30 | Loc. 175-77  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:13 AM

This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 31 | Loc. 182  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:14 AM

April 4th, 1984.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 35 | Loc. 206-7  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 08:18 AM

there was a wonderful shot of a child’s arm going up up up right up into the air
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 53 | Loc. 331-32  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 12:16 PM

the locked loneliness in which one had to live.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 54 | Loc. 335  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 03:29 PM

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 61 | Loc. 380  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 03:35 PM

a fattish but active man of paralysing stupidity,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 67 | Loc. 417-18  | Added on Monday, October 07, 2013, 03:40 PM

All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 72 | Loc. 450-51  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 08:32 AM

Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 74 | Loc. 465-66  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 08:35 AM

Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 554  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 02:11 PM

imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 88 | Loc. 554-55  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 02:11 PM

‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 93 | Loc. 591  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 02:23 PM

the telescreen
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 96 | Loc. 610  | Added on Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 04:00 PM

to rectify.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 105 | Loc. 672-74  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:18 AM

Here were produced rubbishy newspapers containing almost nothing except sport, crime and astrology, sensational five-cent novelettes, films oozing with sex, and sentimental songs
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 683  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

Newspeak.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 684  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

times 3.12.83 reporting bb dayorder doubleplusungood refs unpersons rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 685  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

Oldspeak
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 107 | Loc. 686-87  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:22 AM

The reporting of Big Brother’s Order for the Day in the Times of December 3rd 1983 is extremely unsatisfactory and makes references to non-existent persons. Re-write it in full and submit your draft to higher authority before filing.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 109 | Loc. 695-96  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:24 AM

people who had incurred the displeasure of the Party simply disappeared and were never heard of again.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 110 | Loc. 703  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:25 AM

the chosen lie would pass into the permanent records and become truth.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 110 | Loc. 706  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 08:26 AM

purges and vaporizations were a necessary part of the mechanics of government.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 119 | Loc. 759-61  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:30 PM

‘It was a good hanging,’ said Syme reminiscently. ‘I think it spoils it when they tie their feet together. I like to see them kicking. And above all, at the end, the tongue sticking right out, and blue—a quite bright blue. That’s the detail that appeals to me.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 122 | Loc. 780  | Added on Thursday, October 10, 2013, 12:35 PM

‘It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 145 | Loc. 934  | Added on Monday, October 14, 2013, 08:08 AM

facecrime,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 167 | Loc. 1076  | Added on Monday, October 14, 2013, 12:34 PM

These rich men were called capitalists. They were fat, ugly men with wicked faces,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 187 | Loc. 1202  | Added on Monday, October 14, 2013, 03:45 PM

ownlife,
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 265 | Loc. 1706-8  | Added on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 03:46 PM

‘I’m thirty-nine years old. I’ve got a wife that I can’t get rid of. I’ve got varicose veins. I’ve got five false teeth.’ ‘I couldn’t care less,’ said the girl.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 279 | Loc. 1799-1800  | Added on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 06:40 AM

No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 285 | Loc. 1836  | Added on Thursday, October 17, 2013, 06:45 AM

If you kept the small rules you could break the big ones.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 293 | Loc. 1887-88  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:28 PM

‘When you make love you’re using up energy; and afterwards you feel happy and don’t give a damn for anything.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 293 | Loc. 1891  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:38 PM

There was a direct, intimate connection between chastity and political orthodoxy.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 298 | Loc. 1919-20  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:41 PM

In this game that we’re playing, we can’t win. Some kinds of failure are better than other kinds, that’s all.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 298 | Loc. 1924-25  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 09:43 PM

from the moment of declaring war on the Party it was better to think of yourself as a corpse.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 339 | Loc. 2192-93  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:27 PM

The only evidence is inside my own mind, and I don’t know with any certainty that any other human being shares my memories.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 342 | Loc. 2209-10  | Added on Friday, October 18, 2013, 10:33 PM

By lack of understanding they remained sane.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 382 | Loc. 2474  | Added on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 08:07 AM

You will have to get used to living without results and without hope.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 412 | Loc. 2668-69  | Added on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 08:24 AM

a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 444 | Loc. 2890-91  | Added on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 03:48 PM

in the past no government had the power to keep its citizens under constant surveillance.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 444 | Loc. 2891-93  | Added on Thursday, October 24, 2013, 03:49 PM

The invention of print, however, made it easier to manipulate public opinion, and the film and the radio carried the process further. With the development of television, and the technical advance which made it possible to receive and transmit simultaneously on the same instrument, private life came to an end.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 448 | Loc. 2916-17  | Added on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:19 AM

so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 454 | Loc. 2962  | Added on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:28 AM

They can be granted intellectual liberty because they have no intellect.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 456 | Loc. 2972  | Added on Friday, October 25, 2013, 10:30 AM

the wiping-out of persons who might perhaps commit a crime at some time in the future.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 467 | Loc. 3049-50  | Added on Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:17 AM

The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 469 | Loc. 3066-67  | Added on Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:20 AM

Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 469 | Loc. 3067  | Added on Monday, October 28, 2013, 08:20 AM

There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 474 | Loc. 3101-3  | Added on Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 08:18 AM

And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds of thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 474 | Loc. 3101-3  | Added on Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 08:18 AM

And the people under the sky were also very much the same—everywhere, all over the world, hundreds of thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same—people
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 533 | Loc. 3473-74  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 08:18 AM

‘“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,”’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 535 | Loc. 3489  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 08:20 AM

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 551 | Loc. 3590-91  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 12:56 PM

You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 569 | Loc. 3702  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 01:08 PM

‘We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull.
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 570 | Loc. 3709  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 01:09 PM

Nothing exists except through human consciousness.’
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1984 (George Orwell)
- Highlight on Page 572 | Loc. 3724  | Added on Monday, November 11, 2013, 03:39 PM

solipsism.
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