George Orwell: Preach and pray

“It is curious how people take it for granted that they have a right to preach at you and pray over you as soon as your income falls below a certain level.”

—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).