George Orwell was one of the finest authors and novelists of the 20th century who is best known for two of his most famous works, ‘Animal Farm and ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’. Born as Eric Arthur Blair, Orwell took up the pseudonym or pen name George Orwell shortly before the publication of his first book ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’. It led to the release of his first novel, ‘Burmese Days’. Finding success, Orwell expanded his literary career as he became a critic, essayist, author, novelist and journalist. His popular non-fiction works include ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’ and ‘Homage to Catalonia’ both of which sneaked peeked on his socialist ideas and were unorthodox and original political treatises. In the last half-decade of his life, Orwell came up with two of his masterpieces ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’, both of which brought him great acclaim, both popularly and critically, and earned him financial reward. Orwell’s writing style was unique as it was a rare combination of lucid prose, opposition to totalitarianism, support of democratic socialism and awareness of social injustice. The same is also visible in his quotes that portray his idealism and give vent to his radical thoughts of a free society. Explore this section to grab a collection of quotes by George Orwell.
Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimetres inside your skull.
Sanity is not statistical.
The only good human being is a dead one.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?