George Orwell: “Keeping out of politics”

‘In our age there is no such thing as “keeping out of politics”. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.’

—George Orwell.

George Orwell: Scrupulous writer

“A scrupulous
writer in every sentence that he writes will
ask himself at least four questions, thus: What am I trying to say?
What words will express it? What image or idiom will make it
clearer? Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? And he will
probably ask himself two more: Could I put it more shortly? Have I
said anything that is avoidably ugly?”

—George Orwell.

George Orwell: Accept, grudgingly and suspiciously

“The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug — that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes.”

—George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950). 

George Orwell: Hole-and-corner way

“One’s got to change the system, or one changes nothing. One can’t put things right in a hole-and-corner way.”

~George Orwell.

English: George Orwell in Hampstead On the cor...

English: George Orwell in Hampstead On the corner of Pond Street and South End Road, opposite the Royal Free Hospital. The bookshop has long gone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

George Orwell: Objectification

Picture of George Orwell which appears in an o...

Picture of George Orwell which appears in an old acreditation for the BNUJ. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”
George Orwell

George Orwell: Universal deceit

English: Picture of George Orwell which appear...

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ”
George Orwell.