Sunday, December 8, 2013

George Orwell on Writing

20 Quotes on Writing: George Orwell from
Luis Azevedo started Azevedo's Reviews since the beginning of 2012, covering his interests in film, literature, writing, directing and stand-up comedy. Excerpted:

George Orwell (1903 – 1950)

1. “If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.”
13. ”Good novels are written by people who are not frightened.”
17. ”The actual writing would be easy. All he had to do was to transfer to paper the interminable restless monologue that had been running inside his head, literally for years.”
18. “A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?”

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