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.
Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.
Obama often criticizes policies that place the interests of the powerful ahead of the powerless. But through his administration's support of abortion rights, Obama shows his lack of empathy for society's most powerless.
I don't believe in life after death. But I do believe in some grinding destiny that watches over us on earth. If I didn't, the safety valve would give and the boiler would explode.
There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
Love her now, you will miss her when she turns her back on you.
I have never yet seen any plan which has not been mended by the observations of those who were much inferior in understanding to the person who took the lead in the business.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.