George Orwell and H. G. Wells. Two influential English novelists. If I had to choose between them, I'd probably pick Wells. But they both had important things to say. Here are ten quotes from these amazing writers. Can you tell who wrote which quote?
- "Big Brother is watching."
- "We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams.
- "There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad."
- "Orthodoxy means not thinking ... Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."
- "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
- "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past."
- "The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn."
- "The masses never revolt of their own accord, and they never revolt merely because they are oppressed. Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed."
- "Always yell with the crowd, that's what I say. It's the only way to be safe."
- "An invisible man is a man of power."
Happy Reading Orwell, or Wells!
George Orwell wrote #1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 and H. G. Wells wrote #2, 5, 7, 10.