Everybody sooner or later
sits down to a banquet of consequences.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
A myth is a fixed way of looking at the world which cannot be destroyed,
because, looked at through the myth,
all evidence supports that myth.
Edward de Bono
If…the Ministry of Plenty forecast a surplus and in reality the result was grossly less,
Winston’s job was to change previous versions
so the old version would agree with the new one.