Friday, April 17, 2015

O is for Orwell

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!

O is for George Orwell
(1903-1950) English novelist

George Orwell
photo from Wikipedia

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Quote found on Goodreads.

* Fun fact:  I just discovered that George Orwell was actually a pen name, his real name was Eric Arthur Blair.

Happy Friday! Hope you've had a great week!


  1. I think we need to print out thousands of these and plaster the walls of government with them :)

    I did not know that about George Orwell's real name! You have a great weekend too!

    (I can't imagine teaching 2 teensagers to drive, one was enough! The good thing is once they learn how to drive and you are comfortable (somewhat) with their driving abilities it does free up some time of yours :)


  2. Didn't know the name change, but i do know the book that soon changed the world.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

  3. Alex- He sure did!

    Betty- I'm hoping I can live through the girls learning to drive stage!

    Jeremy- He had some pretty amazing things to say!

  4. Amen to the quote. And I had no idea this was a pen name. Interesting!

  5. Like everyone else, I never knew he wrote under a pen name.

    As the UK will be voting soon, this quote is very relevant!

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

  6. Oh so right. I didn't know Orwell was his pen name! Thanks for that bit of info. I really enjoy your theme! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @

  7. I guess he was not revolutionary enough to use his own name :)

  8. Brilliant fellow. One of my favorites. :)

  9. I think we need more revolutionary acts here in the United States. Truth is not part of the politicians package.

  10. "Je suis Charlie!" There is a war going on in Europe and it's heading our way. Another great quote :)

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