Quotes by British Author George Orwell




Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. George Orwell | author

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell | author

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. George Orwell | author

The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work. George Orwell | author

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. George Orwell | author

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. George Orwell | author

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot. George Orwell | author

To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself. George Orwell | author

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. George Orwell | author

A liberal is a power worshipper without the power. George Orwell | author

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell | author
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Myths which are believed in tend to become true. George Orwell | author

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell | author

Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility. George Orwell | author

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards. George Orwell | author

As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents. George Orwell | author

WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. George Orwell | author

Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible. George Orwell | author

For a creative writer possession of the truth is less important than emotional sincerity. George Orwell | author

To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle. George Orwell | author


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