Authors - George Orwell

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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

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Quote 595by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
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    Quote 624by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face -- forever.
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      Quote 844by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

      Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
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        Quote 871by Anonymous on 08/01/2011

        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.'"
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          Quote 1682by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 1707by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

            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.
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              Quote 1865by Anonymous on 18/01/2011

              At 50, everyone has the face he deserves.
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                Quote 2089by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

                Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
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                  Quote 2330by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                  For a creative writer possession of the 'truth'' is less important than emotional sincerity.
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                    Quote 2759by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                    If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
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                      Quote 3181by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                      Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.
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                        Quote 3306by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                        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.
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                          Quote 3396by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                          He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.
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                            Quote 3590by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                            All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
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                              Quote 3872by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                              People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
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                                Quote 5927by Anonymous on 06/09/2011

                                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?
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                                  Quote 6519by Anonymous on 23/09/2011

                                  It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
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                                    Quote 6810by Anonymous on 09/10/2011

                                    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.
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                                      Quote 8398by Anonymous on 09/05/2012

                                      Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
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                                        Quote 8798by Anonymous on 29/05/2012

                                        Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
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                                          Quote 9283by Anonymous on 08/07/2012

                                          We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
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                                            Quote 10823by Anonymous on 01/11/2012

                                            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.
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                                              Quote 10931by Anonymous on 11/11/2012

                                              If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
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                                                Quote 12135by Anonymous on 09/03/2013

                                                To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
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                                                  Quote 14006by Anonymous on 06/10/2013

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