George Orwell Quotes (252 quotes)
Orwell's England (2001 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141926636
“In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”
Politics and the English Language (1946)
“If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say of this or that event, it never happened—that, surely was more terrifying than mere torture and death?”
Nineteen Eighty-Four pt. 1, (1949), Chapter 3
Notebook, 17 April 1949. These were Orwell's last words in his notebook. He died on 21 January 1950, at the age of forty-six.
“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
Dickens, Dali & others: studies in popular culture by George Orwell, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1946, p. 144
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
The Complete Novels of George Orwell: Animal Farm, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, Coming Up for Air, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Nineteen Eighty-Four (2001 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141911656
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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.
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