George Orwell

George Orwell

English writer and publicist.
Creeds like pacifism or anarchism, which seem on the surface to imply a complete renunciation of power, rather encourage this habit of mind. For if you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics ... the more you are in the right (and) everybody else should be bullied into thinking otherwise.More George Orwell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Things like the continuance of British rule in India, the Russian purges and deportations, the dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not square with the professed aims of the political parties. Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.More George Orwell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes a revolution in order to establish a dictatorship.More George Orwell quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though all one's blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted.More George Orwell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Pacifism is objectively pro-FascistMore George Orwell quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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