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"it’s still apropos. It’s not just applying itself to that time period. We still see governments that are like this, and so the point of 1984 is, “What if government control went to the extreme? What would that look like?”
"we do tend to make these compromises without realizing it, and it’s not a good compromise. It’s not between two good choices, they’re kind of two bad choices, but one looks a little better than the other, so we choose that."
"if you’re facing this direction, you’ll end up where you’re facing. So we need to be aware of where we’re facing and make sure it’s the direction we want to go."
"It was one of the most profound books I’ve ever read, and I think that it’s one of the most important books that anybody could read, personally."
"this is a great story to remind us of what to strive for."
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