George Orwell Quotes  

” If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. “

” To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle. “

“Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act. “

” The great enemy of clear language is insincerity “

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

” All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” (Animal Farm)

” The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it. “

” Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. “

” At age 50, every man has the face he deserves. “

” If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. “

” Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. ”

” Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. “

” War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. “

Quotes from 1984

“It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.

“Big Brother is watching you. (1984)”

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

“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

“But the proles, if only they could somehow become conscious of their own strength, would have no need to conspire.  They needed only to rise up and shake themselves like a horse shaking off flies.  If they chose they could blow the Party to pieces tomorrow morning.  Surely sooner or later it must occur to them to do it?  And yet —–!”

” If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face–for ever.”