George Orwell | These people don’t see that

"These people don’t see that if you encourage totalitarian methods, the time may come when they will be used against you instead of for you."

George Orwell

George Orwell | To keep them in control was not difficult

"Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult."

George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell | everything else is public relations

"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations."

George Orwell

George Orwell | The further a society moves away from the truth

"The further a society moves away from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it."

George Orwell

George Orwell | Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

George Orwell