George Orwell quote about language from 1984 - The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.
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The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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

Context

“Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak,» he added with a sort of mystical satisfaction. «Has it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?»” source

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