George Orwell

George Orwell

English writer (ps. of Eric Blair)

Lived from: 1903-1950

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: George Orwell

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    All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
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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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    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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    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. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
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    For a creative writer possession of the ''truth'' is less important than emotional sincerity.
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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'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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    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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