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Inspirational Quotes from Book 1984 by George Orwell

1984 is a novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. Below is a collection of Inspirational Quotes from Book 1984 by George Orwell.

It was awarded a place on both lists of Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 13 on the editor’s list, and 6 on the readers’ list. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 8 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read.

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1984 Quotes by George Orwell
1984 Quotes by George Orwell

1984 Quotes by George Orwell

“Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
George Orwell, 1984 quotes

“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“If you kept the small rules, you could break the big ones.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“In the face of pain there are no heroes.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”
― George Orwell, 1984 quotes

“Your worst enemy, he reflected, was your nervous system. At any moment the tension inside you was liable to translate itself into some visible symptom.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Big Brother is Watching You.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Until they became conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Sanity is not statistical.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“To die hating them, that was freedom.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“The smell of her hair, the taste of her mouth, the feeling of her skin seemed to have got inside him, or into the air all round him. She had become a physical necessity.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me. It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.”
― George Orwell, 1984

“The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed.”
― George Orwell, 1984

He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Poem by William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet. This post features He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Poem by William Butler Yeats.

He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Poem was published in 1899 in his third volume of poetry, The Wind Among the Reeds. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored for what the Nobel Committee described as “inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.”

Yeats is generally considered one of the few writers who completed their greatest works after being awarded the Nobel Prize; such works include The Tower (1928) and The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1929).

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He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Poem by William Butler Yeats
He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Poem by William Butler Yeats

He wishes for the clothes of Heaven Poem

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

– William Butler Yeats

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The Stolen Child Poem by William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet. This post features The Stolen Child Poem by William Butler Yeats.

The Stolen Child poem by William Butler Yeats was published in 1889 in The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems. The poem was written in 1886 and is considered to be one of Yeats’s more notable early poems.

The poem is based on Irish legend and concerns faeries beguiling a child to come away with them. Yeats had a great interest in Irish mythology about faeries resulting in his publication of Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry in 1888 and Fairy Folk Tales of Ireland in 1892.

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The Stolen Child Poem by William Butler Yeats
The Stolen Child Poem by William Butler Yeats

The Stolen Child Poem

Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water-rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berries
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you
can understand.

Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim grey sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances,
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And is anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you
can understand.

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glen-Car,.
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you
can understand.

Away with us he’s going,
The solemn-eyed:
He’ll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hillside
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast,
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal-chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
From a world more full of weeping than he
can understand.

– William Butler Yeats

Inspirational E.B. White Quotes

E. B. White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. This post features some Inspirational E.B. White Quotes.

He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as “Strunk & White”.

The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as “Strunk & White”. He also wrote books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte’s Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970).

Charlotte’s Web was voted the top children’s novel in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, an accomplishment repeated from earlier surveys.

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E.B. White Quotes
E.B. White Quotes

E.B. White Quotes

“Never hurry and never worry!”
― E.B. White

“Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.”
― E.B. White

“The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.”
― E.B. White

“Semi-colons only prove that the author has been to college.”
― E.B. White

“One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.”
― E.B. White

“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.”
E.B. White

“Writing is both mask and unveiling.”
― E.B. White

“A mistake is simply another way of doing things.”
― E.B. White

“A writer’s style reveals something of his spirit, his habits, his capacites, his bias…it is the Self escaping into the open.”
E.B. White quotes

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
― E.B. White

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper.”
― E.B. White

“Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog. You understand it better but the frog dies in the process.”
― E.B. White

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.”
― E.B. White

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.”
― E.B. White

“We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or doing laundry.”
― E.B. White

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
― E.B. White

“Trust me, Wilbur. People are very gullible. They’ll believe anything they see in print.”
― E.B. White

“Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
― E.B. White

“There’s no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another.”
― E.B. White

“I see nothing in space as promising as the view from a Ferris wheel.”
― E.B. White

“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”
E.B. White quotes

“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.”
― E.B. White

“I am reminded of the advice of my neighbor. “Never worry about your heart till it stops beating.”
― E.B. White

“I don’t understand it, and I don’t like what I don’t understand.”
― E.B. White

“I am a member of a party of one, and I live in an age of fear.”
― E.B. White

“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.”
E.B. White quotes

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
― E.B. White

“I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or non-political, that does not have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular.”
― E.B. White

“It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention.”
― E.B. White

“Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts.”
― E.B. White

“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”
― E.B. White

“In a free country it is the duty of writers to pay no attention to duty. Only under a dictatorship is literature expected to exhibit an harmonious design or an inspirational tone.”
E.B. White quotes

“Sailors have an expression about the weather: they say the weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society — things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed. ”
― E.B. White

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my webs for you because I liked you. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. A spider’s life can’t help being something of a mess, with all this trapping and eating flies. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.”
― E.B. White

“The mind travels faster than the pen; consequently, writing becomes a question of learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by. A writer is a gunner, sometimes waiting in the blind for something to come in, sometimes roaming the countryside hoping to scare something up.”
― E.B. White

“A library is a good place to go when you feel unhappy, for there, in a book, you may find encouragement and comfort. A library is a good place to go when you feel bewildered or undecided, for there, in a book, you may have your question answered. Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book.”
― E.B. White

“I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially.”
― E.B. White

Inspirational The Stranger Quotes by Albert Camus

The Stranger is a 1942 novel by French author Albert Camus. This post features some Inspirational The Stranger Quotes.

Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of Camus’s philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. Translated four times into English, and also into numerous other languages, the novel has long been considered a classic of 20th-century literature. Le Monde ranks it as number one on its 100 Books of the Century.

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The Stranger Quotes by Albert Camus
The Stranger Quotes by Albert Camus

The Stranger Quotes

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“There is not love of life without despair about life.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I may not have been sure about what really did interest me, but I was absolutely sure about what didn’t.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“If something is going to happen to me, I want to be there.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn’t know.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I had only a little time left and I didn’t want to waste it on God.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“Everything is true, and nothing is true!”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I had been right, I was still right, I was always right. I had lived my life one way and I could just as well have lived it another. I had done this and I hadn’t done that. I hadn’t done this thing but I had done another. And so?”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“After awhile you could get used to anything.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“It is better to burn than to disappear.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“Still, obviously, one can’t be sensible all the time.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I’ve never really had much of an imagination. But still I would try to picture the exact moment when the beating of my heart would no longer be going on inside my head.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“To stay or to go, it amounted to the same thing.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I explained to him, however, that my nature was such that my physical needs often got in the way of my feelings.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I realized then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. He would have enough memories to keep him from being bored.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I opened myself up to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“I couldn’t quite understand how an ordinary man’s good qualities could become crushing accusations against a guilty man.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“And it was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

“Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for. And each morning, when the sky brightened and light began to flood my cell, I agreed with her.”
― Albert Camus, The Stranger

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