"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."
-George Orwell, 1984
Never before have these words rung so true.
"War is peace, Freedom is slavery, Ignorance is peace."
Reading this in school now, already one of my favorite books ever.