Posts Tagged ‘George Orwell’

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2016

George Orwell, on free speech

“If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”

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Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2016

George Orwell, from Animal Farm

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Quote of the day, April 20

April 20, 2016

George Orwell, on history

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 7

January 7, 2016

George Orwell, on war (from Homage to Catalonia)

“All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 26, 2014

George Orwell, on writing

“If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”

Quote of the day, April 25

April 25, 2013

George Orwell, from 1984

“Everything faded into mist. The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.”

Quote of the day, March 22

March 22, 2013

George Orwell, on the truth

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Quote of the day, Feb. 21

February 20, 2013

George Orwell (1945)

“At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 19

December 22, 2012

George Orwell, on Mohandas K. Gandhi

“At about the time when the autobiography first appeared I remember reading its opening chapters in the ill-printed pages of some Indian newspaper. (more…)

Quote of the day, March 1

February 28, 2011

George Orwell, from 1984

“If the Party could thrust its hand into the past and say this or that even, it never happened — that, surely, was more terrifying than mere torture and death.”