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.


You would not make the act of submission which is the price of sanity.     

George Orwell

Windmill or no windmill, he said life would go on as it has always gone on—that is, badly.     

George Orwell

All 'favorable' Utopias seem to be alike in postulating perfection while being unable to suggest happiness.      

George Orwell

Bad writers are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones.     

George Orwell

I would sooner be a foreigner in Spain than in most countries. How easy it is to make friends in Spain!     

George Orwell

The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion.     

George Orwell

Every human being is doomed to die, which is the greatest of all failures.     

George Orwell

Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation.     

George Orwell

Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.     

George Orwell

If he were allowed contact with foreigners he would discover that they are creatures similar to himself and that most of what he has been told about them is lies. The sealed world in which he lives would be broken, and the fear, hatred and self-righteousness on which his morale depends might evaporate.     

George Orwell

Big Brother is Watching You.     

George Orwell

In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer.     

George Orwell

It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face ... was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime.     

George Orwell

Clover was a stout motherly mare approaching middle life, who had never quite got her figure back after her fourth foal.     

George Orwell

If men would behave decently, the world would be decent.     

George Orwell