You could only rebel against it by secret disobedience or, at most, by isolated acts of violence such as killing somebody or blowing something up.

George Orwell

George Orwell

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is possible that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never had much temptation to be human beings.

As long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison , they never even become aware that they are oppressed.

At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.

The enemies of intellectual liberty always try to present their case as a plea for discipline versus individualism.

Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane.

To exchange one orthodoxy for another is not necessarily an advance.

There were things, your own acts, from which you could not recover. Something was killed in your breast; burnt out, cauterized out.

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

The food we were given was no more than eatable, but the patron was not mean about drink; he allowed us two litres of wine a day each, knowing that if a plongeur is not given two litres he will steal three.

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.

In theory it is still possible to be an orthodox religious believer without being intellectually crippled in the process.

Adjectives were formed by adding the suffix -ful to the noun-verb, and adverbs by adding -wise. Thus, for example, speedful meant rapid and speedwise meant quickly.

The Victorian happy ending– a vision of a huge loving family of three or four generations, all crammed together in the same house and constantly multiplying, like a bed of oysters.

The enemy is the gramophone mind, whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment.