1948 Quotes

Quotes tagged as "1948" (showing 1-11 of 11)
George Orwell
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
George Orwell, 1984

Muhammad Ali Jinnah
“The great majority of us are Muslims. We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no mistake: Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.”
Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Akira Kurosawa
“Granting that there is some truth to the theory that defects in society give rise to the emergence of criminals, I still maintain that those who use this theory as a defense of criminality are overlooking the fact that there are many people in this defective society who survive without resorting to crime. The argument to the contrary is pure sophistry.”
Akira Kurosawa, Something Like an Autobiography

Jean-Paul Sartre
“You didn't succeed. Well, what of that? There's nothing to prove, you know, and the revolution's not a question of virtue but of effectiveness. There is no heaven. There's work to be done, that's all. And you must do what you're cut out for; all the better if it comes easy to you. The best work is not the work that takes the most sacrifice. It's the work in which you can best succeed.”
Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit and Three Other Plays

George Orwell
“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be REDUCED to twenty grammes a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”
George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell
“The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim—for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives—is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal.”
George Orwell, 1984

Ray Bradbury
“The fiction writer is, first and foremost, an emotionalist.”
Ray Bradbury

“Every industry should be either effectively competitive or socialized.”
Henry C. Simons, Economic Policy for a Free Society

“… the state should face the necessity of actually taking over, owning, and managing directly [all] industries in which it is impossible to maintain effectively competitive conditions.”
Henry C. Simons, Economic Policy for a Free Society

Ghada Karmi
“Just as the ripples of a stone thrown into a pond will spread further and further away from the source, so the ripples of the disaster in 1948 hit my parents first and then spread to us and to our children long afterwards. Seeing only the ripples, it was easy to confuse the original cause with its effects.”
Ghada Karmi, Return: A Palestinian Memoir

“Tous ces phares parlent une seule langue, celle des
éclats de lumière que tous les navigateurs du monde
comprennent.
[All these lighthouses speak but one language, that
of light bursts, which all the navigators in the world
understand.]”
Jean Epstein