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Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Reality is contradictory. And it's paradoxical.
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
There's nothing more ironic or contradictory than life itself.
Robert De Niro
You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
Bryant H. McGill
I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather.
Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.
Carl von Clausewitz
My father was a very contradictory man.
It is not possible to live in this age if you don't have a sense of many contradictory forces.
Art has a way of confronting us, of reminding us, of engaging us, in what it means to be human, and what it means to be human is to be flawed, is to be contradictory, is to be often weak, and yet despite all of these what we would consider drawbacks, that we're also quite beautiful. Spin is the opposite.
Artists are not cheerleaders, and we're not the heads of tourism boards. We expose and discuss what is problematic, what is contradictory, what is hurtful and what is silenced in the culture we're in.
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.
Each building has to be beautiful, but cheap and fast, but it lasts forever. That is already an incredible battery of seemingly contradictory demands. So yes, I'm definitely perhaps contradictory person, but I operate in very contradictory times.
Emotion is messy, contradictory... and true.
Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity.
Madeleine M. Kunin
It's quite hard for people to just accept that they're very contradictory.
Trying to keep up with health advice can feel like surfing the Net for weather forecasts: what you find is always changing, often contradictory and rarely encouraging.
I've had the thought that a person's 'artistic vision' is really just the cumulative combination of whatever particular stances he has sincerely occupied during his creative life - even if some of those might appear contradictory.
All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It's fun, and it's fun because it's hard.
As human beings, of course, we're all compromised and complex and contradictory and if a screenplay can express those contradictions within a character and if there's room for me to express them, that's a part I'd love to play, so much more than a character who is heroic and one-dimensional.
One of the things I constantly think about as a writer is the way in which people are full of contradictions - there's all this contradictory information inside a human personality.
Every novelist has a different purpose - and often several purposes which might even be contradictory.
God has levels of willing and delighting. He wills and delights in things in different ways so that approval and disapproval can coexist without being contradictory, without canceling each other out. I am making the case here for infinite complexity.
Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique.
To understand Mozart's contradictory qualities would indeed be to understand genius.
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