Authors - George Orwell
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism. - Wikipedia
To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face -- forever.
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense. If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other. Nor is there any real way of remaining outside such a war as the present one. In practice, 'he that is not with me is against me.'"
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words: it is war minus the shooting.
At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
For a creative writer possession of the 'truth'' is less important than emotional sincerity.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.