George Orwell quote about virtue from 1984 - I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.
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I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.
 George Orwell, 1984 (1949). copy citation

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Author George Orwell
Source 1984
Topic virtue purity goodness
Date 1949
Language English
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Weblink http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100021.txt

Context

“Anything to rot, to weaken, to undermine! He pulled her downso that they were kneeling face to face.
«Listen. The more men you've had, the more I love you. Do you understand that?»
«Yes, perfectly.»
«I hate purity, I hate goodness! I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere. I want everyone to be corrupt to the bones.»
«Well then, I ought to suit you, dear. I'm corrupt to the bones.»
«You like doing this? I don't mean simply me: I mean the thing in itself?»
«I adore it.»
That was above all what he wanted to hear.” source

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