Dan’s Classic Throwback Thursday: Quotes – George Orwell

Posted March 9, 2017 by Dan S. in Dan's Classic Throwback Thursday / 0 Comments


Well if you ever wondered what George Orwell thought about politics and people, take a look at these Top Ten Quotes. It’s definitely clear he wasn’t a rainbows and puppies kind of guy… 

  1. “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
  2. “Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”
  3. “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
  4. “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ”
  5. “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
  6. “Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”
  7. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
  8. “Big Brother is Watching You.” – 1984
  9. “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.” – 1984
  10. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” – 1984


Be sure to keep a lookout all month for more George Orwell! And if you missed it, check out last week’s Throwback Thursday post where I gave my First Impressions on the classic for this month: 1984

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Dan S. is a reviewer at FictionForesight.com and an all around lover of fiction. When he isn't on here posting, he spends most of his time either educating, or camping in the great outdoors. He is always on the lookout for the next great Science Fiction novel!

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