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George Orwell Quote: “The more men you’ve had, the more I love you.”
George Orwell Quote: “The plant is blind but it knows enough to keep pushing upwards towards the light, and it will continue to do this in the face of endless discouragements.”
George Orwell Quote: “A machine evolves by becoming more efficient, that is, more foolproof; hence the objective of mechanical progress is a foolproof world – which may or may not mean a world inhabited by fools.”
George Orwell Quote: “Perhaps it is only when people are somewhere near the starvation level that they have anything to sing about.”
George Orwell Quote: “You were the dead; theirs was the future.”
George Orwell Quote: “We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right.”
George Orwell Quote: “But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong.”
George Orwell Quote: “Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.”
George Orwell Quote: “Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.”
George Orwell Quote: “How could you communicate with the future? It was impossible. Either the future would resemble the present in which case it would not listen to him, or it would be different from it, and his predicament would be meaningless.”
George Orwell Quote: “Vivid, beautiful hallucinations flashed through his mind. He would flog her to death with a rubber truncheon. He would tie her naked to a stake and shoot her full of arrows like Saint Sebastian. He would ravish her and cut her throat at the moment of climax.”
George Orwell Quote: “Processions, meetings, military parades, lectures, waxwork displays, film shows, telescreen programs all had to be organized; stands had to be erected, effigies built, slogans coined, songs written, rumours circulated, photographs faked.”
George Orwell Quote: “The whole experience of being hit by a bullet is very interesting and I think worth describing in detail.”
George Orwell Quote: “To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.”
George Orwell Quote: “Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.”
George Orwell Quote: “The life of an animal is misery and slavery: that is the plain truth.”
George Orwell Quote: “Is not anyone with any degree of mental honesty conscious of telling lies all day long, both in talking and writing, simply because lies will fall into artistic shape when truth will not?”
George Orwell Quote: “To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country.”
George Orwell Quote: “We were once told that the aeroplane had “abolished frontiers”; actually it is only since the aeroplane became a serious weapon that frontiers have become definitely impassable.”
George Orwell Quote: “The Puritanical nonsense of excluding children and therefore to some extent women from pubs has turned these places into mere boozing shops instead of the family gathering places that they ought to be.”
George Orwell Quote: “The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already.” – George Orwell, 1984.”
George Orwell Quote: “Wealth and privilege are most easily defended when they are possessed jointly.”
George Orwell Quote: “By revolution we become more ourselves, not less.”
George Orwell Quote: “We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose.”
George Orwell Quote: “The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. The process should be automatic, instinctive. Crimestop, they called it in Newspeak.”
George Orwell Quote: “The choice before human beings, is not, as a rule, between good and evil but between two evils.”
George Orwell Quote: “Why was it that they could never shout like that about something that mattered?”
George Orwell Quote: “There are some situations from which one can only escape by acting like a devil or a lunatic.”
George Orwell Quote: “The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in words, and tyranny is one of them. No one ever wrote a good book in praise of the Inquisition.”
George Orwell Quote: “Never, for any reason on earth, could you wish for an increase in pain. Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop.”
George Orwell Quote: “Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.”
George Orwell Quote: “I doubt whether classical education ever has been or can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.”
George Orwell Quote: “When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.”
George Orwell Quote: “It was not the man’s brain that was speaking; it was his larynx.”
George Orwell Quote: “In Moulmein, in lower Burma, I was hated by large numbers of people – the only time in my life that I have been important enough for this to happen to me.”
George Orwell Quote: “A dirty joke is not, of course, a serious attack on morality, but it is a sort of mental rebellion, a momentary wish that things were otherwise.”
George Orwell Quote: “I do not wish to comment on the work; if it does not speak for itself, it is a failure.”
George Orwell Quote: “Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.”
George Orwell Quote: “What can the England of 1940 have in common with the England of 1840? But then, what have you in common with the child of five whose photograph your mother keeps on the mantelpiece? Nothing, except that you happen to be the same person.”
George Orwell Quote: “There exists a huge dump of worn-out metaphors which have lost all evocative power and are merely used because they save people the trouble of inventing phrases for themselves.”
George Orwell Quote: “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer; though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing.”
George Orwell Quote: “Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles. Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism – robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it.”
George Orwell Quote: “Probably the best nonsense poetry is produced gradually and accidentally, by communities rather than by individuals.”
George Orwell Quote: “Always yell with the crowd, that’s what I say. It’s the only way to be safe.”
George Orwell Quote: “The Seven Commandments: Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend. No animal shall wear clothes. No animal shall sleep in a bed. No animal shall drink alcohol. No animal shall kill any other animal. All animals are equal.”
George Orwell Quote: “Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks his whip.”
George Orwell Quote: “The dull rhythmic tramp of the soldiers’ boots formed the background to Goldstein’s bleating voice.”
George Orwell Quote: “I have tipped waiters, and I have been tipped by waiters.”
George Orwell Quote: “It is one of the tragedies of the half-educated that they develop late, when they are already committed to some wrong way of life.”
George Orwell Quote: “You’re only a rebel from the waist downwards,? he told her.”
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