Quotes / The Treachery of Images

Winston: Does Big Brother exist?
O'Brian: Of course he exists. The Party exists. Big Brother is the embodiment of the Party.
Winston: Does he exist in the same way as I exist?
O'Brian: You do not exist.

"The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth—it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true."
Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

"Do you hear what I'm saying? If so, you'd better have your ears checked, because nobody said anything at all."