The child thinks of growing old as an almost obscene calamity, which for some mysterious reason will never happen to itself. All who have passed the age of thirty are joyless grotesques, endlessly fussing about things of no importance and…
Quote by George Orwell
The books one reads in childhood, and perhaps most of all the bad and good...
Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the...
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism
To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to feel an actual doubt about...
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it,...
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance...
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they...
One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some...
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will...
War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil
For a creative writer possession of the ruth is less important than emotional sincerity.
All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the...
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie... a dirty joke...
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.
In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.