George Orwell Quotes

England and the English As a rule they will refuse even to sample a foreign dish, they regard such things as garlic and olive oil with disgust, life is unlivable to them unless they have tea and puddings.

George Orwell

On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

George Orwell

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

George Orwell

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

George Orwell

Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

George Orwell

Sanity is not statistical.

George Orwell

The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

George Orwell
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