''we are one in all and all in one. there are no men but only the great WE One, indivisible and forever.''
''Equality 7-2521 Street Sweeper''
pg.17. it is dark here. the flame of the candle stands still in the air. Nothing moves in this tunnel save our hand on the paper. we are alone here under the earth.
"We are nothing. Mankind is all. By the grace of our brothers are we allowed our lives. We exist through, by and for our brothers who are the State. Amen."
our name is Equality 7-2521... ''We are six twenty-one years old'' ''we are six feet tall'' ''we were born with a curse. it has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden.''
pg22: Dare not choose in your minds the work you would like to do when you leave the home of the Students. The lips of the oldest did not move as they said ''Street Sweeper
Before we removed our garments, we stood in the great sleeping hall, and we raised our right arms, and we said all together with the three Teachers at the head:"We are nothing.''... Then we slept. The sleeping halls were whiteand clean and bare of all things save one hundred beds.
when we cleaned the yard of the Home of the Scholars, we gathered the glass vials, the pieces of metal, the dried bones which they had discarded. We wished to keep these things and to study them, but we had no place to hide them
And then we saw iron rings as steps leading down a shaft into a darkness without bottom. pg36. we have stolen manuscripts. So we sit under the earth and we read the stolen scripts. WE wish nothing, save to be alone and to learn