25 prophetic quotes George Orwell
• 25 prophetic quotes George Orwell
The famous dystopia Orwell's "Animal Farm" and "1984" were written in the mid-twentieth century, and although the predictions of science fiction of the horrors of the totalitarian regime did not come true, it is in our days, they acquire a new, slightly ominous sound.
Reread Orwell's works, we still do not lose hope that after all he was wrong.
All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.
Freedom - is to say that twice two is four. If this is allowed, everything else follows from this.
Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.
If you observe the small rules, you can break the big ones.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
Power - not a means; it is - the purpose. Not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; make revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The purpose of repression - the repression. The purpose of torture - torture. The purpose of government - power.
What views are held by the masses and which do not adhere to - care. They can provide the intellectual freedom because they do not have intelligence. In any society, the ordinary people have to live in spite of the existing order of things.
Most books tell you what you already know that.
The masses never revolt of their own and never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Moreover, they are not even aware that the oppressed, until they are given the opportunity to compare.
Many people feel at ease in a foreign land, only contempt for the indigenous population.
Every writer who becomes a party banners, sooner or later faces a choice - either to obey or to shut up.
There are situations where "wrong" beliefs more sincere than "true".
In our society, the ones who are best aware of what is happening, least of all able to see the world as it is. In general, the greater the understanding, the stronger the illusion: the more intelligent, the more insane.
In times of universal lies to tell the truth - it's extremism.
Completely white, as well as completely black, it seems some visual impairment.
And if you take all the lies imposed by the Party, if in all the documents is the same song, then this lie settled in history and becomes the truth.
There is nothing of yours, apart from a few cubic centimeters in the skull. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance.
To see what's happening right in front of your nose, you need to fight desperately.
Not for anything in the world you do not want to pain increased. In pain you want only one thing - that it's over. There is nothing worse in life than the physical pain. there are no heroes in the face of pain.
We, the representatives of the middle class, in addition to the correct pronunciation, nothing to lose.
War - is a way to break into pieces, sprayed into the stratosphere, to drown in the deep materials that could improve the lives of the people and thus ultimately make it more reasonable.
Patriotism is by nature not aggressive nor militarily or culturally. Nationalism is inseparable from the desire for power.
If you are in the minority - and even in the singular - it does not mean you're crazy.
People can be happy only on the condition that they do not consider happiness the goal of life.