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George Orwell
June 25, 1903 - January 21, 1950
Nationality: British
Category: Author
Subcategory: British Author

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.


Serious sport is war minus the shooting.


Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.


If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?


In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.


Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.


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


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


Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.


One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.


To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.


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.


Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.


When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.


Four legs good, two legs bad.


Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.


To survive it is often necessary to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself.


No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.


As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.


A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.


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