George Orwell quote about words from 1984 - In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
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In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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

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“He smiled, sympathetically he hoped, not trusting himself to speak. Syme bit off another fragment of the dark-coloured bread, chewed it briefly, and went on:
«Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which toexpress it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in theEleventh Edition, we're not far from that point.” source

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