Quotes by George Orwell

George Orwell

George Orwell

English writer (ps. of Eric Blair)

Lived from: 1903 - 1950

Category: Writers (Contemporary) Country: FlagUnited Kingdom

Born: 25 june 1903 Died: 21 january 1950

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  • All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.
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  • No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
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  • Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
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  • A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into.
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  • A liberal is a power worshipper without the power.
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  • A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
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  • All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
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  • As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for socialism is its adherents.
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  • Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.
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  • Good novels are not written by orthodoxy-sniffers, nor by people who are conscience-stricken about their own orthodoxy. Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.
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  • He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him).
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  • I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
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  • I'm fat, but I'm thin inside... there's a thin man inside every fat man.
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  • In every one of those little stucco boxes there's some poor bastard who's never free except when he's fast asleep and dreaming that he's got the boss down the bottom of a well and is bunging lumps of coal at him.
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  • It is a corrupting thing to live one's real life in secret. One should live with the stream of life, not against it.
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  • 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.
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  • Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
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  • 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.
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  • Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
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  • Power-worship blurs political judgment because it leads, almost unavoidably, to the belief that present trends will continue. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.
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