Quotes by George Orwell

George Orwell

George Orwell

English writer (ps. of Eric Blair)

Alive from: 1903-1950

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes 106 till 120 of 178.

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    Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles. Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism - robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it.
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    Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
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    Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.
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    Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.
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    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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    Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
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    Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
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    The ''Communism'' of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated.
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    The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
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    The atmosphere of orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchical of all forms of literature.
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    The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
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    The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.
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    The cheaper books become, the less money is spent on books.
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    The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
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    The common people, on the whole, are still living in the world of absolute good and evil from which the intellectuals have long since escaped.
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