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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Myths which are believed in tend to become true. George Orwell

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell
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WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. George Orwell

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

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

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

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

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

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. George Orwell

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


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