What are some useful quotes from 1984 about Winston and Julia's secret meeting in the woods?

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Winston and Julia's secret meeting in the woods takes place in part 2, chapter 2. In terms of useful quotations, it is important to include a quotation that highlights the dangers of meeting secretly. Winston and Julia must be mindful of the possibility of hidden microphones which would alert the Party to their meeting and, more importantly, to their forbidden relationship:

"I didn’t want to say anything in the lane," she went on, "in case there’s a mike hidden there. I don’t suppose there is, but there could be."

Secondly, when Winston asks Julia about her sexual history, she tells him that she is not a novice:

Of course. Hundreds of times—well, scores of times, anyway.

This is important because it shows Julia is not as innocent as people might think. Julia is a very sexual person who expresses her hatred of the Party through her body. In fact, Julia detests the Party's ideology of purity, as she explains to Winston:

I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don’t want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.

For Winston, this is the best thing he could have hoped to hear. He now knows that Julia is just as rebellious as he is, and this makes him love her:

Listen. The more men you’ve had, the more I love you. Do you understand that?

Finally, in the closing lines of the chapter, Winston realizes that the act of having sex with Julia has a deeper, political meaning. Together, they have forged a personal loyalty, a union in which they have openly declared their love for each other and, more importantly, their hatred of...

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parama9000 | Student

There was a quote where there was no telescreen or concealed microphone to record their small act of rebellion. This is most significant in my opinion.