Quote of the moment: Eric Blair (George Orwell) on lies becoming history


George Orwell (Eric Blair) on cover of Time Magazine, Novmber 28, 1983

George Orwell (Eric Blair) on cover of Time Magazine, Novmber 28, 1983

And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’

— George Orwell, 1984

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One Response to Quote of the moment: Eric Blair (George Orwell) on lies becoming history

  1. Murfyn says:

    “1984” is over-rated as a novel, as political insight, and as a wonderful example of George Orwell’s writing.
    It has a few good riffs in it, but mostly it’s about how life sucks & then you die.

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