For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.
Quote by George Orwell
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On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.
Christmas in L.A. is weird. There's no snow. It's not even cold.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
In terms of the legal matter of creating a contract between two people that's called marriage, and allowing them to live together with the protection of law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.
I think you can tell the food is close to my heart, too, because I'm doing what I do best.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Normally, I love to go to the movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.