Quotes of George Orwell

“ The consequences of every act are included in the act itself. ”

- George Orwell

“ War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ”

- George Orwell

“ All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. ”

- George Orwell

“ The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. ”

- George Orwell

“ The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. ”

- George Orwell

“ Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. ”

- George Orwell

“ Happiness can exist only in acceptance. ”

- George Orwell

“ In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ”

- George Orwell

“ Big Brother is watching you. ”

- George Orwell

“ Happiness can exist only in acceptance. ”

- George Orwell

“ Big Brother is watching you. ”

- George Orwell

“ Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. ”

- George Orwell

“ A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue. ”

- George Orwell

“ Happiness can exist only in acceptance. ”

- George Orwell

“ If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ”

- George Orwell

“ On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. ”

- George Orwell

“ The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. ”

- George Orwell

“ If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. ”

- George Orwell

“ One feels of him that there was much he did not understand, but not that there was anything that he was frightened of saying or thinking. ”

- George Orwell

“ The best books… are those that tell you what you know already. ”

- George Orwell

“ A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into… ”

- George Orwell

“ We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. ”

- George Orwell

“ Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand. ”

- George Orwell

“ Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving youthat would be the real betrayal. ”

- George Orwell

“ At 50, everyone has the face he deserves. ”

- George Orwell

“ This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. ”

- George Orwell

“ Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. ”

- George Orwell

“ War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ”

- George Orwell

“ Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself. ”

- George Orwell

“ If you set yourself to it, you can live the same life, rich or poor. You can keep on with your books and your ideas. You just got to say to yourself, "I'm a free man in here" he tapped his forehead "and you're all right. ”

- George Orwell
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