George Orwell Quotes.
We are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right.
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.
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
At fifty everyone has the face he deserves.
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.
All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
The intellectual is different from the ordinary man, but only in certain sections of his personality, and even then not all the time.
The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
Liberal: a power worshipper without power.