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George Orwell’s “1984” & Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather”

George Orwell's “1984” & Mario Puzo's “The Godfather”

1. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

2. “War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”

3. “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

4. “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

5. “Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

6. “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

7. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”

8. “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

9. “The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.”

10. “We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”

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“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.”

― H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

“The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”

― George Orwell, 1984

1. “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

2. “Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .”

3. “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”

4. “Revenge is a dish that tastes best when served cold.”

5. “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”

6. “Behind every great fortune there is a crime.”

7. “Lawyers can steal more money with a briefcase than a thousand men with guns and masks.”

8. “You cannot say ‘no’ to the people you love, not often. That’s the secret. And then when you do, it has to sound like a ‘yes’. Or you have to make them say ‘no.’ You have to take time and trouble.”

9. “Italians have a little joke, that the world is so hard a man must have two fathers to look after him, and that’s why they have godfathers.”

10. “Accidents don’t happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.”

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