Response to 1984 Quote

"Never again will you be capable of love or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves"

I can see a bit more clearly as to how Winston was eventually broken down and reduced to nothing and loosing his "self". First they had to MAKE him nothing (physically), then they had him BELIEVE he was nothing. Winston's "self" was made to be an illusion of the mind, he had been wiped clean and then, like a young child that is still growing and only recently welcomed into this world, raised from the basics into some one else.