George Orwell: Constant struggle

“To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.”

—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).