George Orwell quote about rebellion from 1984 - You're only a rebel from the waist downwards
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You're only a rebel from the waist downwards
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source 1984
Topic rebellion
Date 1949
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

Context

“But one can imagine little knots of resistance springing up here and there —small groups of people banding themselves together, and gradually growing, and even leaving a few
records behind, so that the next generations can carry on where we leave off.»
«I'm not interested in the next generation, dear. I'm interested in us.»
«You're only a rebel from the waist downwards,» he told her.
She thought this brilliantly witty and flung her arms round him in delight.
In the ramifications of party doctrine she had not the faintest interest. Whenever he began to talk of the principles of Ingsoc, doublethink, the mutability of the past, and the denial of objective reality, and to use Newspeak words, she became bored and confused and said that she never paid any attention to that kind of thing.” source

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