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Quotes by George Orwell :

Controling the past
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.
George Orwell | time

Destruction of words
It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.
George Orwell | language

If you loved someone
If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.
George Orwell | love

Loved or understood?
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
George Orwell | love

Picture of the future

George Orwell | time

Political chaos
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
George Orwell | language

Political language
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell | language

The aim of a joke
The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
George Orwell | men and women

The enemy
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
George Orwell | language

The joint creation
Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.
George Orwell | language

The object of life
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
George Orwell | happiness

Thought and language
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
George Orwell | language

Time of deceit
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell | truth

Tinned food
We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
George Orwell | food

What is freedom?
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
George Orwell | freedom

What is sport?
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
George Orwell | sport

What liberty means
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell | freedom

Wrong members in control
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
George Orwell | family

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