Quote by George Orwell
Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.
This quote is from George Orwell's dystopian novel, "1984." It describes the constant surveillance and control exerted by a totalitarian regime over its citizens. The government's relentless monitoring is symbolized by the eyes and voice that are always present, allowing no privacy or personal freedom. The quote suggests that individuals are trapped and confined within a system that invades even the most intimate spaces of their lives, leaving them with only their thoughts as a semblance of independence. It highlights the theme of powerlessness against an oppressive authority and the invasion of one's personal identity.
What I want to do is tell stories about normal people in the American suburbs. I don't write the book where it's a conspiracy reaching the prime minister I don't write the book with the big serial killer who lops off heads. My setting is a very placid pool of suburbia, family life. And within that I can make pretty big splashes.