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1984
by George Orwell


“How can I help it?” he blubbered. “How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.”
“Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”


p.49 "Something in the tone of his voice seemed to add 'that bloody fool.'"

p.69 "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows."

p.166 "Thus throughout history a struggle which is the same in its main outline recurs over and over again. For long periods the High seem to be securely in power, but sooner or later there always comes a moment when they lose either belief in themselves, or their capacity to govern efficiently, or both. They are then overthrown by the Middle, who enlist the Low on their side by pretending to them that they are fighting for liberty and justice. As soon as they have reached their objective, the Middle thrust the Low back into their old position of servitude, and themselves become the high. Presently a new Middle group splits off from one of the other groups, or both of them, and the struggle begins over again."