George Orwell

  • Jun. 20th, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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A good bad poem is a graceful monument to the obvious.

George Orwell

  • Nov. 1st, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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"There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad." (1984)

George Orwell

  • Sep. 29th, 2010 at 12:45 AM
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In certain kinds of writing, particularly in art criticism and literary criticism, it is normal to come across long passages which are almost completely lacking in meaning.

George Orwell

  • Sep. 21st, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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Good prose is like a windowpane.

George Orwell

  • Aug. 4th, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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"If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself." (1984)

George Orwell

  • Jul. 25th, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." (1984)

George Orwell

  • Jul. 9th, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

George Orwell

  • Jun. 30th, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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"The greatest enemy of clear language is insincerity."

George Orwell

  • Jun. 23rd, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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"All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." (Animal Farm)

George Orwell

  • May. 25th, 2010 at 3:12 AM
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"Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."

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