Damning Quotes

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damning-taxes-is-piece-cake-its-defending-them-thats-hard
when-once-your-point-view-is-changed-thing-which-was-damning-becomes-clue-to-truth-arthur-conan-doyle
the-thundering-voice-that-wrings-in-one-dark-damning-moment-crimes-years-james-gates-percival
confession-is-good-for-soul-they-say-id-imagine-this-is-true-but-my-sins-were-too-convoluted-and-from-little-i-understandtoo-damning-kate-karyus-quinn
the-damning-thot-stuck-in-my-throat-cut-me-like-knife-that-she-whom-all-my-life-id-loved-should-be-anothers-wife-henry-glassford-bell
and-if-there-was-something-suppose-i-wanted-to-write-something-really-damning-embarrassing-about-one-owners-that-would-really-be-problem-on-nfls-gregg-easterbrook
i-dont-judge-regime-by-damning-criticism-opposition-but-by-ingenuous-praise-partisan-jean-rostand
people-who-would-never-sneer-at-sci-fi-murder-mysteries-have-no-trouble-damning-whole-romance-genre-without-reading-one
its-disgusting-that-broadway-show-cant-try-out-anymore-that-no-matter-where-they-are-in-world-there-is-this-massive-dialogue-going-on-between-people-damning-praising-it
a-photograph-is-most-important-document-there-is-nothing-more-damning-to-go-down-to-posterity-than-silly-foolish-smile-caught-fixed-forever-elizabeth-wallace
time-stretches-calms-but-still-we-reach-for-we-belonged-then-we-want-to-know-sometimes-that-knowledge-is-painful-inconvenient-even-damning-but-it-is-essential-it-exposes-us-for-w
damning-with-bell-book-candle-some-sinner-whose-opinions-are-scandal-a-rite-permitting-satan-to-enslave-him-forever-forbidding-christ-to-save-ambrose-bierce
we-have-built-our-identities-in-many-respects-based-on-guilt-ridden-stories-we-have-been-told-about-our-creation-for-women-it-is-damning-knowledge-to-be-portrayed-as-curious-care
americans-are-far-more-remarkable-than-we-give-ourselves-credit-for-weve-been-busy-damning-ourselves-for-years-weve-done-it-all-yet-we-dont-take-ray-bradbury
by-honestly-acknowledging-your-past-errors-but-never-damning-yourself-for-them-you-can-learn-to-use-your-past-for-your-own-future-benefit-albert-ellis
he-threw-himself-to-his-knees-at-stone-tore-his-damning-testimony-from-pages-its-testament-he-held-only-evidence-his-identity-in-his-hand-in-one-motion-forfeit-justice-he-cast-it
fear-if-i-have-gained-anything-by-damning-myself-it-is-that-i-no-longer-have-anything-to-fear
there-are-lot-myths-which-make-human-race-cruel-barbarous-unkind-good-evil-sin-crime-free-will-like-delusions-made-to-excuse-god-for-damning-men-to-excuse-men-for-crucifying-each
a-celebrated-north-country-apostle-who-after-calvin-had-damned-ninetynine-in-hundred-mankind-had-contrived-scheme-for-damning-ninetynine-in-william-godwin
your-moral-code-begins-by-damning-man-as-evil-then-demands-that-he-practice-good-which-it-defines-as-impossible-for-him-to-practice-it-demands-that-he-starts-not-with-standard-va
the-god-to-whom-i-was-introduced-as-child-was-basically-jewish-one-male-fatherly-angloeuropean-bearded-angrily-loving-judgmental-righteously-indignant-mand-frighteningly-powerful
To return to my point about the immense power that his enemies attribute to him, Orwell once wrote about the 'large, vague renown' that constituted the popular memory of Thomas Carlyle. His own reputation has long been of that kind, if not rather greater and more precise. But this is not the same as moving millions to despair and apathy (Deutscher), or spoiling the morale of a whole generation (Williams), or authoring a work of fiction that was in fact, in rather cunning disguise, the work of an entire 'culture' (Thompson). In some semi-articulated way, many major figures of the Left have thought of Orwell as an enemy, and an important and frightening one. This was true to a somewhat lesser extent in his own lifetime. And, again, the dislike or distrust can be illustrated by a simple-or at any rate a simple-minded-confusion of categories. It was widely said, and believed, of Orwell that he had written the damning sentence: 'The working classes smell.' This statement of combined snobbery and heresy was supposedly to be found in The Road to Wigan Pier; in other words-since the book was a main selection of Victor Gollancz's Left Book Club-it could be checked and consulted. But it obviously never was checked or consulted, because in those pages Orwell only says that middle-class people, such as his own immediate forebears, were convinced that the working classes smelled. Victor Gollancz himself, though hopelessly at odds with Orwell in matters of politics, issued a denial on his behalf that he had ever said, or written, that 'the working classes smell.' It made no difference. As his published correspondence shows, every time Orwell wrote anything objectionable to the Left, up would come this old charge again, having attained the mythic status that placed it beyond mere factual refutation. It feels silly even to go over this pettiness again, but the identical method-of attributing to him the outlook that he attributed to others-is employed in our own time in critical discussions of 'Inside the Whale.

Christopher Hitchens
to-return-to-my-point-about-immense-power-that-his-enemies-attribute-to-him-orwell-once-wrote-about-large-vague-renown-that-constituted-popular-memory-thomas-carlyle-his-own-repu
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