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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Orwell Diaries

Started reading the Orwell Diaries and I'm kind of bummed that there are no entries for the past 2 days. But I have to share this quote of his on Charles Dickens - it's very inspiring (although it's not part of the diaries portion - it's part of the intro):

‘He is laughing, with a touch of anger in his laughter, but no triumph, no malignity. It is the face of a man who is always fighting against something, but who fights in the open and is not frightened, the face of a man who is generously angry — in other words, of a nineteenth-century liberal, a free intelligence, a type hated with equal hatred by all the smelly little orthodoxies which are now contending for our souls.’

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