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George Orwell Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in awesome quotes by George Orwell on patriotism, communism, totalitarianism, nationalism, truth, love and writing. Our team gives you some quotes about George Orwell. He was born on June 25, 1903, Motihari, India. Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and essayist, journalist and critic. His work is characterised by lucid prose, biting social criticism, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. He died in January 21, 1950, University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom.

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

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

  • “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it”

  • “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”

  • “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”

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  • “We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”

  • “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”

  • “Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”

  • “In the face of pain there are no heroes.”

  • “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”

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  • “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

  • “I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.”

  • “Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

  • “We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”

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

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  • “The only good human being is a dead one.”

  • “Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes.”

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

  • “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship”

  • “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.”

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  • “Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist? O’Brien: Of course he exists. Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me? O’Brien: You do not exist.”

  • “The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

  • “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”

  • “Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me: There lie they, and here lie we Under the spreading chestnut tree.”

  • “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.”

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  • “We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future.”

  • “You’re only a rebel from the waist downwards,’ he told her.”

  • “Man serves the interests of no creature except himself.”

  • “Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

  • “It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.”

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  • “All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.”

  • “If there really is such a thing as turning in one’s grave, Shakespeare must get a lot of exercise.”

  • “Four legs good, two legs better! All Animals Are Equal. But Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others.”

  • “He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable”

  • “The smell of her hair, the taste of her mouth, the feeling of her skin seemed to have got inside him, or into the air all round him. She had become a physical necessity.”

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  • “Power is not a means; it is an end.”

  • “He was conscious of nothing except the blankness of the page in front of him, the itching of the skin above his ankle, the blaring of the music, and a slight booziness caused by the gin.”

  • “But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong.”

  • “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.”

  • “You asked me once,’ said O’Brien, ‘what was in Room 101. I told you that you knew the answer already. Everyone knows it. The thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world.”

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  • “Tragedy, he precieved, belonged to the ancient time, to a time when there were still privacy, love, and friendship, and when the members of a family stood by one another without needing to know the reason.”

  • “His answer to every problem, every setback was “I will work harder!” —which he had adopted as his personal motto.”

  • “For the first time he perceived that if you want to keep a secret you must also hide it from yourself.”

  • “Progress is not an illusion; it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.”

  • “He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him), and took a sort of pleasure in thinking that human affairs would never improve.”

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  • “…the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war.”

  • “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.”

  • “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”

  • “Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.”

  • “There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

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  • “To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”

  • “To die hating them, that was freedom.”

  • “The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?”

  • “Sanity is not statistical.”

  • “Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”

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  • “Four legs good, two legs bad.”

  • “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”

  • “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

  • “The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”

  • “Big Brother is Watching You.”

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  • “If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.”

  • “Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”

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

  • “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

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

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  • “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

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

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

  • “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”

  • “Can you not understand that liberty is worth more than just ribbons?”

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  • “During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

  • “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.”

  • “If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?”

  • “In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.”

  • “If you can feel that staying human is worth while, even when it can’t have any result whatever, you’ve beaten them.”

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  • “What can you do, thought Winston, against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?”

  • “Stupidity was as necessary as intelligence, and as difficult to attain.”

  • “So long as I remain alive and well I shall continue to feel strongly about prose style, to love the surface of the earth, and to take a pleasure in solid objects and scraps of useless information.”

  • “I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don’t want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.”

  • “The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians.”

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  • “The distinguishing mark of man is the hand, the instrument with which he does all his mischief.”

  • “The end was contained in the beginning.”

  • “Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on–that is, badly.”

  • “The stars are a free show; it don’t cost anything to use your eyes.”

  • “The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.”

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  • “They say that time heals all things, they say you can always forget; but the smiles and the tears across the years they twist my heart strings yet!”

  • “Even through the shut window pane, the world looked cold.”

  • “You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.”

  • “Under the spreading chestnut tree I sold you and you sold me__.”

  • “You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty, and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”

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  • “A lunatic is just a minority of one.”

  • “Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished forever.”

  • “He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear.”

  • “If there is hope, it lies in the proles.”

  • “That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”

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

  • “In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion; the more intelligent, the less sane.”

  • “Does Big Brother exist?” “Of course he exists. The Party exists. Big Brother is the embodiment of the Party.” “Does he exist in the same way as I exist?” “You do not exist.”

  • “Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal.”

  • “Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence.”

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  • “But it was alright, everything was alright, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.”

  • “April the 4th, 1984. To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead man – greetings!”

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

  • “Several of them would have protested if they could have found the right arguments.”

  • “The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity.”

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  • “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.”

  • “If you kept the small rules, you could break the big ones.”

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

  • “Let’s face it: our lives are miserable, laborious, and short.”

  • “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”

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

  • “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”

  • “Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.”

  • “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”

  • “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”

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  • “The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”

  • “But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

  • “If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”

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

  • “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

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