Brave New World Quotes & Hypnopaedia Lines

“And that […] that is the secret of happiness and virtue — liking what you’ve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny” Speaker: The DirectorMeaning: World State controls everyone, reduced freedom equates to happinessWhen: After Mr. Foster refers to the conditioning process during the tourPossible words removed: “happiness”, “virtue”, “unescapable”, “social”, “destiny”`
“Till last the child’s mind is these suggestions and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind. And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too — all his life long. The mind that judges and desires and decides — made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions! […] Suggestions from the State” Speaker: The DirectorMeaning: Refers to hypnopaedia and that people are built upon the ideas of the StateWhen: During the tour (says this to the students)Possible words removed: “child”, “adult”, “suggestions”, “State”
“But queer that Alphas and Betas won’t make any more plants grow than those nasty little Gammas and Deltas and Epsilons down there” Speaker: LeninaMeaning: Proves that Lenina is no different than any other high-class person, bashing the lower-classWhen: When Lenina and Henry discuss how people in the World State are crematedPossible words removed: “Alphas, “Betas”, “Gammas”, “Deltas”, “Epsilons”
“Thank Ford […] He’s all right again” Speaker: LeninaMeaning: Referring to Bernard and is saying he has finally come to his sensesWhen: Bernard feels her upPossible words removed: “Ford”
“Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual — and, after all what is an individual? […] We can make a new one with the greatest ease — as many as we like. Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself” Speaker: The DirectorMeaning: Individual is unimportant in the World State as anyone can be easily replacedWhen: While talking to Henry about the danger of Bernard’s different behaviorPossible words removed: “heinous”, “unorthodoxy”, “individual”, “Society”
“Well, I’d rather be unhappy than have the sort of false, lying happiness you were having here” Speaker: JohnMeaning: Referring to the lying happiness that is at the World StateWhen: After Bernard says that his life before this success was unhappyPossible words removed: “unhappy”, “false”, “lying”
“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin” Speaker: John Meaning: Preferred having the struggles of a regular human than having the World State brainwash youWhen: In response to Mustapha’s assertion that people in the World State prefer comfort over inconvenience Possible words removed: “comfort”, “God”, “poetry”, “danger”, “freedom”, “goodness”, “sin”
“Everybody’s happy nowadays” Possible words removed: “happy”
“The social body persists although the component cells may change” Possible words removed: “social”, “persists”, “component”, “cells”
“Civilization is sterilization” Possible words removed: “Civilization”, “sterilization”
“Every one belongs to everyone else.” Possible words removed: “belongs”
“When the individual feels, the community reels.” Possible words removed: “individual”, “community”, “reels”
“History is bunk” Possible words removed: “History”, “bunk”

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