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George Orwell Quotes

About George Orwell

George Orwell

Life: 1903 - 1950

Country: gb flag England

Profession: Writer; Journalist;

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903-21 January 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. Noted as a novelist and critic as well as a political and cultural commentator, Orwell is among the most widely admired English-language essayists of the 20th century. He is best known for two novels critical of totalitarianism in general, and Stalinism in particular: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Both were written and published towards the end of his life.



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In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

~ George Orwell

Myths which are believed in tend to become true.

~ George Orwell

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

~ George Orwell

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

~ George Orwell

To accept an unorthodoxy is always to inherit unresolved contradictions.

~ George Orwell

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