NO SMOKING NO EATING NO DRINKING
NO THINKING NO QUESTIONS NO TALKING
THOUGHT-CRIMES WILL BE PROSECUTED
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW
ANY RESISTANCE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED
You had a thought, didn’t you ?
It may not have been a particularly radical thought, but it was a thought nonetheless.
And that’s a crime, my friend.
Thinking is illegal.
Did you really expect to get away with having an original thought ?
No one thinks anymore. What makes you think that you could ?
The thought police would get him just the same.
He had committed—would have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper,
the essential crime that contained all others in itself.
Thought crime, they called it.
Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever.
You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years,
but sooner or later they were bound to get you.