In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Good writing is like a windowpane.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. – George Orwell
He said that the education of the young was more important than anything that could be done for those who are already grown up. – George Orwell
For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then? – 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
A plongeur is a slave, and a wasted slave, doing stupid and largely unnecessary work. He is kept at work, ultimately, because of a vague feeling that he would be dangerous if he had leisure. And educated people, who should be on his side, acquiesce in the process, because they know nothing about him and […]