George Orwell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old George Orwell quotes, George Orwell sayings, and George Orwell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

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. George Orwell
According to Buddhist belief, those who have done evil in their lives will spend the next incarntation in the shape of a rat, a frog or some other low animal. George Orwell
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face forever. George Orwell
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell
We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf. George Orwell
The Paris slums are a gathering-place for eccentric people-people who have fallen into solitary, half-mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent. George Orwell
In so far as it takes effect at all, pacifist propaganda can only be effective against those countries where a certain amount of freedom of speech is still permitted. George Orwell
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. George Orwell
No animal must ever tyrannies over his own kind. Weak or strong, clever or simple, we are all brothers. No animal must ever kill any other animal. All animals are equal. George Orwell
Life is unliveable to them unless they have tea and puddings. George Orwell
To the ordinary working man, the sort you would meet in any pub on Saturday night, Socialism does not mean much more than better wages and shorter hours and nobody bossing you about. George Orwell
From his refined accent, quiet voice and apparent omniscience, I took him for a librarian. George Orwell
A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him. George Orwell
All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news. George Orwell
Whatever is funny is subversive, every joke is ultimately a custard pie...a dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion. George Orwell
To survive you often have to fight and to fight you have to dirty yourself. George Orwell
One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. George Orwell