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Orwell's "universal deceit" quote

Posted by Shae on March 14, 2005

In Reply to: Orwell's "universal deceit" quote posted by Brian from Shawnee 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.

: I'm not so sure that searchable database contains all of Orwell's works. For example I entered the word "Joey" but was told my search returned no results. (I tried "Joey" because it's a word Orwell used in Keep the Aspidistra Flying and which I wanted to know more about, so I posted a question on this forum. It was one of my first postings here, about two years ago.)