1903-1950. British novelist, essayist, and critic.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
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No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy.
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Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
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We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun.
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Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
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Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
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No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
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Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- forever.
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The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
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