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An Age Like This by George Orwell
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George Orwell
“Every Joke is a Tiny Revolution”
George Orwell, An Age Like This: 1920-1940
tags: humor

Reading Progress

03/07/2012 page 33
6.0% "'One can only "interpret" a poem by reducing it to an allegory—which is like eating an apple for the pips.'"
03/22/2012 page 115
20.0% "'I like to know everything that is said by my enemies.'"
04/02/2012 page 140
24.0% "'Anything worth reading always "dates."'"
04/10/2012 page 152
26.0% "'One always hears that any particularly crying abuse was "done away with 30 or 40 years ago".'"
04/18/2012 page 170
30.0% "'Wars tend to break out in the autumn, perhaps because continental governments don't care to mobilise until they have got the harvest in.'"
05/12/2012 page 214
37.0% "'I am struck again by the fact that as soon as a working man gets an official post in the Trade Union or goes into Labour politics, he becomes middle-class whether he will or no, i.e. by fighting against the bourgeoisie he becomes a bourgeois. The fact is that you cannot help living in the manner appropriate and developing the ideology appropriate to your income.'"
05/19/2012 page 227
40.0% "'For my part I like a florid style: if your motto is "Cut out the adjectives", why not go a bit further and resort to a system of grunts and squeals, like the animals?'"
05/20/2012 page 235
41.0% "'Books about ordinary people behaving in an ordinary manner are extremely rare, because they can only be written by someone who is capable of standing both inside and outside the ordinary man, as Joyce for instance stands inside and outside Bloom; but this involves admitting that you yourself are an ordinary person for nine-tenths of the time, which is exactly what no intellectual ever wants to do.'"
05/22/2012 page 302
53.0% "'Communism is now a counter-revolutionary force.'"
05/22/2012 page 336
59.0% "'The real enemies of the working class are not those who talk to them in a too highbrow manner; they are those who try to trick them into identifying their interests with those of their exploiters, and into forgetting what every manual worker inwardly knows—that modern war is a racket.'"
05/22/2012 page 375
65.0% "'One thing I have always believed, and that is that one really learns nothing from a foreign country unless one works in it, or does something that really involves one with the inhabitants.'"
05/23/2012 page 409
71.0% "'A machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger.'"
05/23/2012 page 409
71.0% "'A machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger.'"
06/01/2012 page 527
92.0% "'The Communist movement in Western Europe began as a movement for the violent overthrow of capitalism, and degenerated within a few years into an instrument of Russian foreign policy.'"

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