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George Orwell
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Of pain you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain there are no heroes. George Orwell
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...the object of waging a war is always to be in a better position in which to wage another war. George Orwell
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Winston was gelatinous with fatigue. George Orwell
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Sometimes they threaten you with something - something you can't stand up to, can't even think about. And then you say, Don't do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to So-and-so. And perhaps you might pretend, afterwards, that it was only a trick and that you just said it to make them stop and didn't mean it. But that isn't true. At the time when it happens you do mean it. You think there's no other way of saving yourself, and you're quite ready to save yourself that way. You WANT it to happen to the other person. You don't give a damn what they suffer. All you care is yourself. George Orwell
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It's a wonderful feeling to have a niece like you Because you are always so dear You are so dear no matter the year But all throughout each day of the year There could hardly be a town in the South of England where you could throw a brick without hitting the niece of a bishop. George Orwell
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They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening George Orwell
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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. George Orwell
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When you meet anyone in the flesh you realize immediately that he is a human being and not a sort of caricature embodying certain ideas. It is partly for this reason that I don't mix much in literary circles, because I know from experience that once I have met and spoken to anyone I shall never again be able to feel any intellectual brutality towards him, even when I feel I ought to - like the Labour M.P.s who get patted on the back by dukes and are lost forever more. George Orwell
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For the future. For the unborn. George Orwell
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This work was strictly voluntary, but any animal who absented himself from it would have his rations reduced by half. George Orwell
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The past is a curious thing. It's with you all the time. I suppose an hour never passes without your thinking of things that happened ten or twenty years ago, and yet most of the time it's got no reality, it's just a set of facts that you've learned, like a lot of stuff in a history book. Then some chance sight or sound or smell, especially smell, sets you going, and the past doesn't merely come back to you, you're actually IN the past. It was like that at this moment. George Orwell
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Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal. George Orwell
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Does Big Brother exist?" "Of course he exists. The Party exists. Big Brother is the embodiment of the Party." "Does he exist in the same way as I exist?" "You do not exist. George Orwell
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Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be. George Orwell
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We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. George Orwell
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A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion. George Orwell
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"A minority of one"... the definition of insanity. George Orwell
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Good prose should be transparent, like a window pane. George Orwell
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If there is hope, it lies in the proles. George Orwell
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War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. George Orwell
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Those who 'abjure' violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf. George Orwell
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Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever. George Orwell
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You're only a rebel from the waist downwards,' he told her. George Orwell
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Probably the best nonsense poetry is produced gradually and accidentally, by communities rather than by individuals. George Orwell
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What is to be expected of them is not treachery, or physcial cowardice, but stupidity, unconscious sabotage, an infallible instinct for doing the wrong thing. George Orwell
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And if our book consumption remains as low as it has been, at least let us admit that it is because reading is a less exciting pastime than going to the dogs, the pictures or the pub, and not because books, whether bought or borrowed, are too expensive. George Orwell
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It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. George Orwell
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Gordon eyed them with inert hatred. At this moment he hated all books, and novels most of all. Horrible to think of all that soggy, half-baked trash massed together in one place. George Orwell
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To a surprising extent the war-lords in shining armor, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous. George Orwell
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Has it ever struck you that there's a thin man inside every fat man, just as they say there's a statue inside every block of stone? George Orwell
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Fate seemed to be playing a series of extraordinarily unamusing jokes. George Orwell
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Ellis, was one of those people who constantly nag others to echo their own opinions. George Orwell
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Envy is a horrible thing. It is unlike all other kinds of suffering in that there is no disguising it, no elevating it into tragedy. It is more than merely painful, it is disgusting. George Orwell
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As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. They do not feel any enmity against me as an individual, nor I against them. They are only 'doing their duty' George Orwell
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But 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. George Orwell
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He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies. George Orwell
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Surely, comrades, you don't want Jones back? George Orwell
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The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought. There are therefore two great problems which the Party is concerned to solve. One is how to discover, against his will, what another human being is thinking, and the other is how to kill several hundred million people in a few seconds without giving warning beforehand. George Orwell
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No one, at any rate no English writer, has written better about childhood than Dickens. In spite of all the knowledge that has accumulated since, in spite of the fact that children are now comparatively sanely treated, no novelist has shown the same power of entering into the child's point of view. George Orwell
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The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell
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High sentiments always win in the end. The leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. George Orwell
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The truth, it is felt, becomes untruth when your enemy utters it. George Orwell
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Sanity is not statistical. George Orwell
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So long as they (the Proles) continued to work and breed, their other activities were without importance. Left to themselves, like cattle turned loose upon the plains of Argentina, they had reverted to a style of life that appeared to be natural to them, a sort of ancestral pattern...Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult. George Orwell
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Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. George Orwell
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the mute protest in your own bones George Orwell
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The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity. George Orwell
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The whole experience of being hit by a bullet is very interesting and I think worth describing in detail. George Orwell
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Winston Smith: Does Big Brother exist? O'Brien: Of course he exists. Winston Smith: Does he exist like you or me? O'Brien: You do not exist. George Orwell
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A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic. And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp. George Orwell
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When I talk to anyone or read the writings of anyone who has any axe to grind, I feel that intellectual honesty and balanced judgement have simply disappeared from the face of the earth. Everyone's thought is forensic, everyone is simply putting a "case" with deliberate suppression of his opponent's point of view, and, what is more, with complete insensitiveness to any sufferings except those of himself and his friends. George Orwell
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The fact is that every war suffers a kind of progressive degradation with every month that it continues, because such things as individual liberty and a truthful press are simply not compatible with military efficiency... George Orwell
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The cheaper books become, the less money is spent on books. George Orwell
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You believe that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right. You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, Winston, that reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Paty, which is collective and immortal. George Orwell
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The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon. George Orwell
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It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you. George Orwell
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And yet, just for a moment, what almost frightening power had sounded in that cry from only a few hundred throats! Why was it that they could never shout like that about anything that mattered? George Orwell
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I think I exist,' he said wearily. 'I am conscious of my own identity. I was born, and I shall die. I have arms and legs. I occupy a particular point in space. No other solid object can occupy the same point simultaneously. George Orwell
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Truth becomes untruth if uttered by your enemy George Orwell
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We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. George Orwell
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As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents. George Orwell
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One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return. George Orwell
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What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy? George Orwell
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The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun. George Orwell
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The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history. George Orwell
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As I write, highly civilized human beings are flying overhead, trying to kill me. George Orwell
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Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant. George Orwell
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No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy. George Orwell
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For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him. George Orwell
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The Communism of the English intellectual is something explicable enough. It is the patriotism of the deracinated. George Orwell
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