July 25, 2009

"But if there was hope, it lay in the proles. You had to cling on to that. When you put it in words, it sounded reasonable: it was when you looked at the human beings passing you on the pavement that it became an act of faith."

- 1984, George Orwell

4 comments:

S said...

I thought 1984 was written by George Orwell (or is that just a figment of my doublethink?) :P

Xeb said...

Hehe, it is. Sorry, I got two quotes mixed up. Was thinking about something Wilde said, and quoting Orwell. My apologies! :)

Desert Mystery said...

The hope is always in the hands of the proles. The recent activities of the Pakistani section of the IMT, The Struggle, during the fighting in the Swat Valley demonstrated the power of proles. It is only because our beloved state has become so good at oppressing the proles that we are in the fine mess we are in.

mehreenkasana said...

sigh. ever so true.