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Sonia Orwell

  • Children who were very truly pious in a Catholic childhood are apt to retain a nostalgia for the absolute.

    • Sonia Orwell,
    • in Hilary Spurling, The Girl From the Fiction Department ()
  • Poetry ... is the music and painting of the mind.

    • Sonia Orwell,
    • in Hilary Spurling, The Girl From the Fiction Department ()
  • This is the heritage of Catholic education ... one which those who went to Catholic schools always recognize in each other, members of a secret society who, when they meet, huddle together, temporarily at truce with the rest of the world, while they cautiously, untrustingly, lick each other's wounds.

    • Sonia Orwell,
    • in Hilary Spurling, The Girl From the Fiction Department ()

Sonia Orwell, English executor of George Orwell's estate, his second wife

(1918 - 1980)

Full name: Sonia Mary Brownell Orwell.