It is bound to be a failure, every book is a failure, but I do know with some clarity what kind of book I want to write.

George Orwell

George Orwell

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation.

She was very young...she still expected something from life, she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing.

Napoleon had denounced such ideas as contrary to the spirit of Animalism. The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugally.

Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers.

Oranges and lemons,' say the bells of St Clement's, ‘You owe me three farthings,' say the bells of St Martin's, ‘When will you pay me?' say the bells of Old Bailey, ‘When I grow rich,' say the bells of Shoreditch.

The tank, the submarine, the torpedo, the machine-gun, even the rifle and the hand grenade are still in use.

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.

Despotic governments can stand 'moral force' till the cows come home; what they fear is physical force.

You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised.

All children are swine.

Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?.... In fact there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.

One wants to live, of course, indeed one only stays alive by virtue of the fear of death, but I think, as I thought then, that it is better to die violently and not too old.

They could spy upon you night and day, but if you kept your head you could still outwit them. With all their cleverness they had never mastered the secret of finding out what another human being was thinking.

Just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or other.