For a creative writer possession of the 'truth' is less important than emotional sincerity.
Quote by George Orwell
Click on the picture of
George Orwell quote
you want to see a larger version.
George Orwell Quotes
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
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.
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
Hope is a very unruly emotion.
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.
Every beautiful eye has a hidden cry.
Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called 'progressives' should be thanking him for it - even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications.
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.
My goal is to get everybody in America to do their family tree.