Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.
過去を制するものが未来を制する。現在を制するものが過去を制する。- ジョージ・オーウェルGeorge Orwell
In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:710) - George Orwell truth
He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:763) - George Orwell 1984
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:560) - George Orwell 1984
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:722) - George Orwell 1984
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:690) - George Orwell Animal Farm
Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:670) - George Orwell politics
The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:862) - George Orwell writing history
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:836) - George Orwell In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950 wisdom humanity
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:592) - George Orwell 1984 future
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:572) - George Orwell Animal Farm animals
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:661) - George Orwell wisdom
The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:794) - George Orwell 1984 books reading
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:652) - George Orwell 1984
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:857) - George Orwell freedom
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:512) - George Orwell 1984
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:679) - George Orwell
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:506) - George Orwell 1984 thought
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:567) - George Orwell 1984
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:755) - George Orwell happiness life
Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:713) - George Orwell 1984
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:759) - George Orwell 1984
If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:944) - George Orwell 1984
There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:558) - George Orwell
The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:676) - George Orwell
Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:883) - George Orwell
There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-17 (visit:632) - George Orwell 1984
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and journalist. His work is marked by clarity, intelligence and wit, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and belief in democratic socialism.
Considered perhaps the 20th century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945), which together have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. His book Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is widely acclaimed, as are his numerous essays on politics, literature, language and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the vernacular with several of his neologisms, such as doublethink, thoughtcrime, and thought police.