Sunday, November 22, 2009

Samayeechyaa Shubhrakalyaa...

Few quotes by George Orwell (Part-I)

- A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion.

- All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

- Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

- Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

- Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.

- Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.

- Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

- Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.

Hmm...the flowers in the pic remind me of an age old marathi song Samayeechyaa Shubhrakalyaa. I am not sure many people have heard this. You can find one version that was sung by Arya online.



Gauri Gharpure said...

i can see 1984 is working on you.. but i feel just as i re-read animal farm, i must read 1984 again for some of these quotes felt as if i heard them for the first time..

lovely pic..

Junius said...

#Gauri Gharpure
its good to re-read books, that is my experience.
Not all the quotes are from 1984. net search mostly :)

Anushree V. said...

Thats one of my most fav songs..very beautiful pic

Junius said...

#Anushree V.
hey thanks
its my fav too

Deepali said...

I recently read 'each generation' quote and thought it was brilliant but didn't realize it was his lines. I also liked the lines (in 1984) about the 2 distinct classes - Middle, lower and upper and how they work and how people might move from one to another but the segregation always remains

Junius said...

hmmm...yes..1984 becomes kind of dragging somewhere after finishing halfway