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George Orwell Quote: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.”

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.

— George Orwell



George Orwell Quote: “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Big Brother is watching you.”

Big Brother is watching you.

— George Orwell


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

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

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

— George Orwell


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

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

— George Orwell


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

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

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”

We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.

— George Orwell



George Orwell Quote: “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”

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

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

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

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”

Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Sanity is not statistical.”

Sanity is not statistical.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”

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

— George Orwell


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

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

— George Orwell



George Orwell Quote: “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”

If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.”

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.”

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”

When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.”

The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.”

The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Free speech is my right to say what you don’t want to hear.”

Free speech is my right to say what you don’t want to hear.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.”

He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Rich people are poor people with money.”

Rich people are poor people with money.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “If there is hope, it lies in the proles.”

If there is hope, it lies in the proles.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “I understand HOW. I do not understand WHY.”

I understand HOW. I do not understand WHY.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The enemies of intellectual liberty always try to present their case as a plea for discipline versus individualism. The issue truth-versus-untruth is as far as possible kept in the background.”

The enemies of intellectual liberty always try to present their case as a plea for discipline versus individualism. The issue truth-versus-untruth is as far as possible kept in the background.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “It’s not so much staying alive, it’s staying human that’s important. What counts is that we don’t betray each other.”

It’s not so much staying alive, it’s staying human that’s important. What counts is that we don’t betray each other.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “In the face of pain there are no heroes.”

In the face of pain there are no heroes.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.”

He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.”

A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial: that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.”

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me –.”

Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me –.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “But it was alright, everything was alright, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

But it was alright, everything was alright, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “This life we live nowadays. It’s not life, it’s stagnation death-in-life. Look at all these bloody houses and the meaningless people inside them. Sometimes I think we’re all corpses. Just rotting upright.”

This life we live nowadays. It’s not life, it’s stagnation death-in-life. Look at all these bloody houses and the meaningless people inside them. Sometimes I think we’re all corpses. Just rotting upright.

— George Orwell


George Orwell Quote: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

— George Orwell

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