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George Orwell -or Eric Arthur Blair- was an English writer who covered different genres: fiction novels, essays, journalism and criticism.
He is world famous for his characteristic social criticism throughout his works, as well as his opposition to totalitarianism and staunch defense of social democracy.
These values are reflected in all his writings, the most well known ones are:
Discover throughout this stash the most remarkable quotes found on Orwell On Truth.
"You are free to be drunkard, an idler, a coward, a backbiter, a fornicator; but you are not free to think for yourself."
from Burmese Days (1943)
"Intellectual honesty is a crime in any totalitarian country; but even in England it is not exactly profitable to speak and write the truth."
from Fascism and Decomcracy
The Left News, (February 1941)
"In England such concepts as justice, liberty and objective truth are still believed in. They may be illusions but they are very powerful illusions."
from The Lion and The Unicorn
"Art and propaganda are never quite separable."
Literary Criticism II : Tolstoy and Shakespeare
broadcast 7 May 1941
The Listener, 5 June 1941
"What is peculiar to our own age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be trutfully written."
from Looking Back on the Spanish War (1943)
"The imagination, like certain wild animals, will not breed in captivity."
from The Prevention of Literature
Polemic, January 1946
The Atlantic Monthly,
"Political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudly vagueness."
from Politics and the English Language
Payments Book, 11 December 1945
Horizon, April 1946
"Who controls the past, controls the future, who controls the present, controls the past."
from Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four."
from Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
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In this compilation of essays, reviews and excerpts from his novels, George Orwell examines what truth is for him and the dangers that certain political positions unravel.
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