· During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
· Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
· Good writing is like a windowpane.
· To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
· The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
· He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.
· Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
· The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that he is already degraded.
· In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.' All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.
· To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay.