Who is George Orwell ?
Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.
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only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
During times of universal deceit,
telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own
understanding of their history.
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.
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Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to
give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Who controls the past controls the future: who
controls the present controls the past.
The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.
A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much
as to be understood.
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
About George Orwell
Quotes 152 sayings Nationality British Profession Author Birthday June 25, 1903
For a creative writer possession of the truth is less
important than emotional sincerity.
As with the Christian religion, the worst
advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
Myths which are believed in tend to become true.
To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.
Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems
to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Sometimes the first
duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
To see what is in front of one's
nose requires a constant struggle.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and
lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Big Brother is watching you.
Language ought to be
the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
Each generation imagines itself to
be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
Most people get
a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
You sleep safe in your beds because rough men stand ready in the night
to visit violence on those who would do you harm.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
Four legs good, two legs bad.
War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.
In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.
' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in
God as personally dislike Him).
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidarity to pure wind.
What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly
reported in a newspaper.
No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.