Orwell's "universal deceit" quote

Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 14, 2005

In Reply to: Orwell's "universal deceit" quote posted by lothar on March 14, 2005

: I see this quote frequently:

: In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

: it is attributed to George Orwell, but I have never been able to find the source.
: does anyone know the source of this quote?

It may not be Orwell.
The link below brings you to a searchable database of all of Orwell's works.
Searching with "universal" or "deceit" does not bring up your quote.