1984 Quotes

By: Austin Wojick

"Sometimes', she said, 'they threaten you with something- something you can't stand up to, can't even think about. And then you say, 'Don't do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to so-and-so.'... You think there's no other way of saving yourself, and you're quite ready to save yourself that way. You want it to happen to the other person.... All you care about is yourself".

People can be so easy to put the blame on someone else. People only truly think about themselves first. We have always thought of ourselves first, that is how people have lasted for so many years ruling over others, not letting people get to them or letting them put themselves before you. You do not want to see someone excel better than you at anything. You do not want to be tortured for any reason even if what you are being tortured for is something you did, you would rather see someone else be the one being tortured.