George Orwell Quotes (252 quotes)
“A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.”
Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays (2009 edition), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - ISBN: 9780547417769
“A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.”
Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool, Polemic (March 1947) - Full text online]
Animal Farm (1945), Ch. 10
“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.”
"London Letter" (December 1944), in Partisan Review (Winter 1945)
Orwell's England (2001 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141926636
Extracts from a Manuscript Notebook (1949), The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. 4 (1968)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeorge Orwell
Born: June 25, 1903
Died: January 21, 1950 (aged 46)
Occupation: Author, novelist
Bio: Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.