After watching the BBC documentary about the life of George Orwell it is hard not to imagine one getting consumed by his words. Many of his quotes about war, politics, literature and the nature of people still seem true. Upon multiple readings, the meanings of his words reveal themselves in many dimensions and depending on what one has experienced, his writings paint a picture that can be either hopeless or uplifting. But they are powerful nevertheless.
Here are my top ten quotes from George Orwell.
“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
― Animal Farm
“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one…
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