All Crimes Are Equal/Quotes
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Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go on with it, made no difference. The Thought Police would get him just the same. He had committed-- would still have committed, even if he had never set pen to paper-- the essential crime that contained all others in itself. Thoughtcrime, they called it. Thoughtcrime was not a thing that could be concealed forever.
"And a crime is a crime. You gotta understand-humans, we all bend the rules a little. Not [the Tha'latta]. One of them breaks a rule, he's gonna break them all. Defective. They got no concept of being just a little bad."
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.—The Bible, James 2:10 (New International Version)