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George Orwell Quote: “It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.”
George Orwell Quote: “Myths which are believed in tend to become true.”
George Orwell Quote: “Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners.”
George Orwell Quote: “And the bigger the fall, the bigger the joke. It would be better fun to throw a custard pie at a bishop than at a curate.”
George Orwell Quote: “The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”
George Orwell Quote: “What opinions the masses hold, or do not hold, is looked upon as a matter of indifference. They can be granted intellectual liberty becasue they have no intellect.”
George Orwell Quote: “Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks the whip. But the really well-trained dog is the one that turns somersaults when there is no whip-.”
George Orwell Quote: “You had to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that evey sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every moment scrutinized.”
George Orwell Quote: “He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies.”
George Orwell Quote: “I am afraid of death. You are young, so presumably you’re more afraid of it than I am. Obviously we shall put if off as long as we can. But it makes very little difference. So long as human beings stay human, death and life are the same thing.”
George Orwell Quote: “It was given out that the animals there practised cannibalism, tortured one another with red-hot horseshoes, and had their females in common. This was what came of rebelling against the laws of Nature, Frederick and Pilkington said.”
George Orwell Quote: “Looking at the world as a whole, the drift for many decades has been not towards anarchy but towards the reimposition of slavery. We may be heading not for general breakdown but for an epoch as horribly stable as the slave empires of antiquity.”
George Orwell Quote: “If he thinks he floats off the floor, and if I simultaneously think I see him do it, then the thing happens.”
George Orwell Quote: “The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity.”
George Orwell Quote: “Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work.”
George Orwell Quote: “No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid; but sainthood is also a thing that human beings must avoid.”
George Orwell Quote: “All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.”
George Orwell Quote: “The weariness of the cell is the vigour of the organism.”
George Orwell Quote: “It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda tours.”
George Orwell Quote: “The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor.”
George Orwell Quote: “The stars are a free show; it don’t cost anything to use your eyes.”
George Orwell Quote: “I have the most evil memories of Spain, but I have very few bad memories of Spaniards.”
George Orwell Quote: “One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.”
George Orwell Quote: “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.”
George Orwell Quote: “If there really is such a thing as turning in one’s grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise.”
George Orwell Quote: “Suddenly his heart seemed to turn to ice and his bowels to water.”
George Orwell Quote: “It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.”
George Orwell Quote: “This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half.”
George Orwell Quote: “When the white man turns tyrant, it is his own freedom that he destroys.”
George Orwell Quote: “He was the tormentor, he was the protector, he was the inquisitor, he was the friend.”
George Orwell Quote: “Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up.”
George Orwell Quote: “You are imagining that there is something called human nature which will be outraged by what we do and will turn against us. But we create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable.”
George Orwell Quote: “One must choose between God and Man, and all “radicals” and “progressives”, from the mildest liberal to the most extreme anarchist, have in effect chosen Man.”
George Orwell Quote: “Lack of money means discomfort, means squalid worries, means shortage of tobacco, means ever-present consciousness of failure-above all, it means loneliness.”
George Orwell Quote: “Man’s greatest drive is not love or hate but to change another person’s writing.”
George Orwell Quote: “In all the modern talk about energy, efficiency, social service and the rest of it, what meaning is there except “Get money, get it legally, and get a lot of it”? Money has become the grand test of virtue.”
George Orwell Quote: “The urge to shout filthy words at the top of his voice was as strong as ever.”
George Orwell Quote: “But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.”
George Orwell Quote: “The citizen of Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosophies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense. Actually, the three philosophies are barely distinguishable...”
George Orwell Quote: “No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?”
George Orwell Quote: “The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.”
George Orwell Quote: “Some hams hanging in the kitchen were taken out for burial.”
George Orwell Quote: “As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are only ‘doing their duty’”
George Orwell Quote: “He drove his mind into the abyss where poetry is written.”
George Orwell Quote: “What is to be expected of them is not treachery, or physcial cowardice, but stupidity, unconscious sabotage, an infallible instinct for doing the wrong thing.”
George Orwell Quote: “Within any important issue, there are always aspects no one wishes to discuss.”
George Orwell Quote: “One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.”
George Orwell Quote: “A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.”
George Orwell Quote: “I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool.”
George Orwell Quote: “The more men you’ve had, the more I love you.”
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