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Henry Miller: Stifled impulses

“One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses. ” Henry Miller

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George Orwell: Myths

Myths which are believed in tend to become true. —George Orwell  

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Objectification?

“The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.” —George Orwell Related articles George Orwell (blahblablah.com) George Orwell’s 6 rules for writers (holykaw.alltop.com) Film: Newswire: New film version of George Orwell’s

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Universal deceit

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ” George Orwell Related articles Animal Farm (yousef59.wordpress.com) In a world of Universal Deceit-telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act – Mark Bonner (allenwestrepublic.wordpress.com) Web of

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Rough men

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. ” —George Orwell

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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. -George Orwell, writer (1903-1950)

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Thought For Today

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)

The machine has got to be accepted, but it is probably better to accept it rather as one accepts a drug — that is, grudgingly and suspiciously. Like a drug, the machine is useful, dangerous, and habit-forming. The oftener one surrenders to it the tighter its grip becomes. -George Orwell, novelist (1903-1950)

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