In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Quote by George Orwell
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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
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.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
There are some ideas so wrong that only a very intelligent person could believe in them.
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.
He was an embittered atheist, the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him.
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.
We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
It's sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age.
Pray thee, spare, thyself at times: for it becomes a wise man sometimes to relax the high pressure of his attention to work.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
I spend a lot of time reading.
We pardon to the extent that we love.
Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
There's something about music that encourages people to want to know more about the person that made it, and where it was recorded, what year it was done, what they were listening to, and all this kind of stuff. There's something that invites all this obsessive behavior.