George Orwell- “Lo importante no es mantenerse vivo sino mantenerse humano”

  • “En un tiempo de engaño universal – decir la verdad es un acto revolucionario(In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)


  • “El lenguaje debe ser la creación conjunta de poetas y trabajadores manuales” (Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.)


  • “En lo que cabe, los seres humanos quieren ser buenos, pero no demasiado buenos ni todo el tiempo” (On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.)


  • “Lo importante no es mantenerse vivo sino mantenerse humano”.

    (Facts, at any rate, could not be kept hidden. They could be tracked down by inquiry, they could be squeezed out of you by torture. But if the object was not to stay alive but to stay human, what difference did it ultimately make? They could not alter your feelings, for that matter you could not alter them yourself, even if you wanted to. They could lay bare in the utmost detail everything that you had done or said or thought; but the inner heart, whose workings were mysterious even to yourself, remained impregnable. 1984)

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