Top 20 George Orwell Quotes (Author of 1984)
The Post's book critic Ron Charles reads quotes from George Orwell's "1984," which is spiking in sales and suddenly feels more relevant than ever.
Adrien Brody "Detachment" Film (2011) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detachment_(film) George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Doublethink, a word coined by George Orwell in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts. "The keyword here is blackwhite. Like so many Newspeak words, this word has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink. Doublethink is basically the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them." — Part II, Chapter IX — The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism
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George Orwell's "1984" became Amazon's #1 Bestseller on Wednesday, Jan. 25