George Orwell
25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950
Place of birth: imperial India
Best thing about him: He fought against the fascists in the Spanish civil war
Most important book: 1984
Fun fact: He is the father of dystopian literature, with 1984 being one of the most influential books of pop culture.
His 11 most inspirational quotes:

1. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

2. “In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.”

3. “Big Brother is watching you.”

4. “Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proved innocent.”

5. “All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.”

6. “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.”

7. “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

8. “Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.”

9. “Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.”

10. “One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up.”

11. “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”