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If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.


The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.

George Orwell Quotes about Books

The fact is that certain themes cannot be celebrated in words, and tyranny is one of them. No one ever wrote a good book in praise of the Inquisition.


The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.

George Orwell Quotes on Communism

I always disagree, however, when people end up saying that we can only combat Communism, Fascism or what not if we develop an equal fanaticism. It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one’s intelligence.


One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘ Socialism ‘ and ‘ Communism ‘ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.


The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the ratiocinated.

George Orwell Quotes on Freedom of Speech

In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted; in other words it is helpful to totalitarianism.


Take away freedom of speech, and the creative faculties dry up.

George Orwell Quotes Screens

the people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens

George Orwell Quotes about Language

If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought. A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation even among people who should and do know better.


Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.

George Orwell Quotes on Writing

Sheer egoism… Writers share this characteristic with scientists, artists, politicians, lawyers, soldiers, successful businessmen – in short, with the whole top crust of humanity.


The energy that actually shapes the world springs from emotions – racial pride, leader-worship, religious belief, love of war – which liberal intellectuals mechanically write off as anachronisms, and which they have usually destroyed so completely in themselves as to have lost all power of action.

George Orwell Quotes on Journalism

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

George Orwell Quotes on Free Speech

Thought crime was not a thing that could be concealed forever. You might dodge successfully for a while, even for years, but sooner or later they were bound to get you.


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.


Free speech is my right to say what you don’t want to hear.

George Orwell Quotes The Further a Society

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

George Orwell Quotes on Patriotism

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.


If one harbours anywhere in one’s mind a nationalistic loyalty or hatred, certain facts, though in a sense known to be true, are inadmissible.

George Orwell Quotes on Nationalism

If one harbours anywhere in one’s mind a nationalistic loyalty or hatred, certain facts, though in a sense known to be true, are inadmissible.


The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

George Orwell Quotes on Control

Who controls the past controls the future? Who controls the present controls the past?


Whoever controls the image and information of the past determines what and how future generations will think; whoever controls the information and images of the present determines how those same people will view the past.” “He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.

George Orwell Quotes on Technology

Science and technology were developing at a prodigious speed, and it seemed natural to assume that they would go on developing. This failed to happen, partly because of the impoverishment caused by a long series of wars and revolutions, partly because scientific and technical progress depended on the empirical habit of thought, which could not survive in a strictly regimented society.

George Orwell Quotes on Loyalty

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one’s love upon other human individuals.


If one harbours anywhere in one’s mind a nationalistic loyalty or hatred, certain facts, though in a sense known to be true, are inadmissible.

George Orwell Quotes on Love

The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.


After 40, a man is responsible for his face.

George Orwell Quotes on Totalitarianism

Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it.


And I believe that totalitarianism, if not fought against, could triumph again.

George Orwell Quotes on Power

But the thing that I saw in your face no power can disinherit: No bomb that ever burst shatters the crystal spirit.


We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.

George Orwell Quotes about Guns

In philosophy, or religion, or ethics, or politics, two and two might make five, but when one was designing a gun or an aeroplane they had to make four.


When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. Women face childbed and the scrubbing brush, revolutionaries keep their mouths shut in the torture chamber, battleships go down with their guns still firing when their decks are awash.

George Orwell Quotes Liberty

What opinions the masses hold, or do not hold, is looked upon as a matter of indifference. They can be granted intellectual liberty because they have no intellect.


I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.

George Orwell Quotes Telling the Truth

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell Quotes History

England will still be England, an everlasting animal, stretching into the future and the past and like all living things having the power to change out of all recognition and yet remain the same.


The most effective way to destroy people is to deny The most stirring battle-poem in English is about a brigade of cavalry which charged in the wrong direction.

George Orwell Quotes Media

The people will believe what the media tells them they believe.

George Orwell Quotes on War

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.


The very word ‘war’, therefore, has become misleading. It would probably be accurate to say that by becoming continuous war has ceased to exist. … War is Peace.


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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.


Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

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