Have a look Aldous Huxley quotes, selected from his best novels The Doors of Perception, Brave New World and others. Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist and philosopher. He was also elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. Seven times he was nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature.
Author of famous novel “Brave New World” quotes will change your life and left deep spiritual impact
32 Short Quotes of Aldous Huxley:
1.Dream in a pragmatic way.
2. I am I, and I wish I weren’t.
3. Pain was a fascinating horror.
4. Ending is better than mending.
5. The more stitches, the less riches.
6. Can you say something about nothing?
7. I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.
8. I like being myself. Myself and nasty.
9. Experience teaches only the teachable.
10. Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.
11. An irrelevance, and your life’s altered.
12. But every one belongs to every one else.
13. To be excited is still to be unsatisfied.
14. A love of nature keeps no factories busy.
15. We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
16. Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
17. A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
18. Isn’t there something in living dangerously?
19. Isn’t there something in living dangerously?
20. Every man’s memory is his private literature.
21. O brave new world that has such people in it.
22. If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.
23. Only times and places, only names and ghosts.
24. Marble, I perceive, covers a multitude of sins.
25. Generalities are intellectually necessary evils.
26. No social stability without individual stability.
27. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
28. … one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.
29. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.
30. One touches and, in the act of touching, one’s touched.
31. Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.
32. You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.
60 Quotes of Aldous Huxley with Text & Images:
1.Those who feel themselves despised do well to look despising.
2. Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
3. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
4. But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
5. The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
6. I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
7. I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
8. An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
9. There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
10. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.
11. One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
12. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
13. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
14. …most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.
15. Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
16. All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
17. Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
18. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
19. There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
20. To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
21. I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then,” he added in a lower tone, “I ate my own wickedness.
22. I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.
23. The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
24. Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
25. To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
26. I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
27. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
28. There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.
29. I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want sin.
30. It is natural to believe in God when you’re alone– quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.
31. It isn’t a matter of forgetting. What one has to learn is how to remember and yet be free of the past.
32. It’s a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.
33. We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way.
34. All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
35. …two thirds of all sorrow is homemade and, so far as the universe is concerned, unnecessary.
36. Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.
37. The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
38. Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.
39. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
40. We don’t want to change. Every change is a menace to stability.
41. When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.
42. But then every man is ludicrous if you look at him from outside, without taking into account what’s going on in his heart and mind.
43. So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.
44. An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling falsehood.
45. What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you?
46. Those who meant well behaved in the same way as those who meant badly.
47. Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.
48. Hug me till you drug me, honey; Kiss me till I’m in a coma.
49. We shall be permitted to live on this planet only for as long as we treat all nature with compassion and intelligence.
50. which is better – to be born stupid into an intelligent society or intelligent into an insane one?
51. Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolation.
52. Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.
53. Man is an intelligence, not served by, but in servitude to his organs.
54. I don’t want comfort. I want poetry. I want danger. I want freedom. I want sin.
55. Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
56. Our vanity makes us exaggerate the importance of human life; the individual is nothing; Nature cares only for the species.
57. Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief.
58. That is the secret of happiness and virtue — liking what you’ve got to do.
59. Everybody strains after happiness, and the result is that nobody’s happy.
60. I don’t care where I’m from. Nor where I’m going. From hell to hell.