George Orwell quote about knowledge from 1984 - The best books . . . are those that tell you what you know already.
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The best books . . . are those that tell you what you know already.
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source 1984
Topic knowledge reading books
Date 1949
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

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“It said what he would have said, if it had been possible for him to set his scattered thoughts in order. It was the product of a mind similarto his own, but enormously more powerful, more systematic, less fear-ridden. The best books, he perceived, are those that tell you what you know already. He had just turned back to Chapter I when he heard Julia's footstep on the stair and started out of his chair to meet her. She dumped her brown tool-bag on the floor and flung herself into his arms. It was more than a week since they had” source

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