your online library and language lab
Contents > Author > George Orwell > Passivity 1903- 1950
Previous Next

George Orwell
printer friendly version

Click above to listen to this quote!
or download the clip
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life,
and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself
master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless
as against the elements. So far from endeavouring to influence
the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
Read by: Jeffrey Porter

Previous Next

11603041 visitors
· 8908 texts · 2350 recordings · 957 authors · 194 readers

· Home · Index · Audio Clips · Links · Feedback · About Us · Contact Us ·

Copyright © All Rights Reserved.

Warning: Unknown: Your script possibly relies on a session side-effect which existed until PHP 4.2.3. Please be advised that the session extension does not consider global variables as a source of data, unless register_globals is enabled. You can disable this functionality and this warning by setting session.bug_compat_42 or session.bug_compat_warn to off, respectively in Unknown on line 0