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?
"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."