Selected Quotes of George Orwell

"However they may be as economic theories, Fascism and Nazism are psychologically far sounder than any hedonistic conception of life. The same is probably true of Stalin’s militarised version of Socialism. All three of the great dictators have enhanced their power by imposing intolerable burdens on their peoples. Whereas Socialism, and even capitalism in a more grudging way, have said to people “I offer you a good time,” Hitler has said to them “I offer you struggle, danger and death,” and as a result a whole nation flings itself at his feet. "
   --George Orwell, Review of Mien Kampf, March 1st, 1940,

"Winston Smith: Look, I hate purity. Hate goodness. I don't want virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone corrupt. Julia: Well, I ought to suit you, then. I'm corrupt to the core. Winston Smith: Do you like doing this? I don't mean just me... Julia: I adore it. "
   --George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), the film