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Aldous Huxley
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Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain. Aldous Huxley
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Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life? Aldous Huxley
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I was not looking now at an unusual flower arrangement. I was seeing what Adam had seen on the morning of his creation - the miracle, moment by moment, of naked existence. Aldous Huxley
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Love casts out fear; but conversely fear casts out love. And not only love. Fear also casts out intelligence, casts out goodness, casts out all thought of beauty and truth. Aldous Huxley
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Most lead lives at worst so painful, at best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principle appetites of the soul. Aldous Huxley
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Teaching is the last refuge of feeble minds with a classical education. Aldous Huxley
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As political and economic freedom diminishes, sexual freedom tends correspondingly to increase. And the dictator will do well to encourage that freedom...it will help to reconcile his subjects to the servitude which is their fate. Aldous Huxley
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A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. Aldous Huxley
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One third, more or less, of all the sorrow that the person I think I am must endure is unavoidable. It is the sorrow inherent in the human condition, the price we must pay for being sentient and self-conscious organisms, aspirants to liberation, but subject to the laws of nature and under orders to keep on marching, through irreversible time, through a world wholly indifferent to our well-being, toward decrepitude and the certainty of death. The remaining two thirds of all sorrow is homemade and, so far as the universe is concerned, unnecessary. Aldous Huxley
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Drinking can not be sacramentalised except in religions which set no store on decorum. The worship of Dionysos or the Celtic god of beer was a loud and disorderly affair. Aldous Huxley
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The best way to find things out is not to ask questions at all. If you fire off a question, it is like firing off a gun - bang it goes Aldous Huxley
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I have spoken so far only of the blissful visionary experience? But visionary experience is not always blissful. It's sometimes terrible. There is hell as well as heaven. Aldous Huxley
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Experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing, and hearing the significant thing, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and coordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley
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An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support. Aldous Huxley
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Facts are ventriloquist's dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism. Aldous Huxley
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You got rid of them. Yes, that's just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether "tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them... But you do' do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It's too easy. Aldous Huxley
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Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. Aldous Huxley
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Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying. Aldous Huxley
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It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. Aldous Huxley
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The more stitches, the less riches. Aldous Huxley
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A whole population of strangers inhabited and shaped that little body, lived in that mind and controlled its wishes, dictated its thoughts...The name was an abstraction, a title arbitrarily given, like "France" or "England," to a collection, never long the same, of many individuals who were born, lived, and died within him, as the inhabitants of a country appear and disappear, but keep alive in their passage the identity of the nation to which they belong. Aldous Huxley
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Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east... Aldous Huxley
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Facts are ventriloquist's dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism. Aldous Huxley
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Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation... Aldous Huxley
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Chaos and ineptitude are anti-human; but so too is a superlatively efficient government, equipped with all the products of a highly developed technology. Aldous Huxley
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Modern man's besetting temptation is to sacrifice his direct perceptions and spontaneous feelings to his reasoned reflections; to prefer in all circumstances the verdict of his intellect to that of his immediate intuitions. Aldous Huxley
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We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. Aldous Huxley
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Every idol, however exalted, turns out, in the long run, to be a Moloch, hungry for human sacrifice. Aldous Huxley
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Hug me till you drug me, honey; Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Aldous Huxley
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The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' - this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats. Aldous Huxley
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But every one belongs to every one else Aldous Huxley
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A physical shortcoming could produce a kind of mental excess. The process, it seemed, was reversible. Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism. Aldous Huxley
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Her cheeks were flushed. She caught hold of the Savage's arm and pressed it, limp, against her side. He looked down at her for a moment, pale, pained, desiring, and ashamed of his desire. He was not worthy, not... Their eyes for a moment met. What treasures hers promised! A queen's ransom of temperament. Hastily he looked away, disengaged his imprisoned arm. He was obscurely terrified lest she should cease to be something he could feel himself unworthy of. Aldous Huxley
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It's embarrassing to tell you this, but it seems to come down mostly to just learning to be kinder. Aldous Huxley
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The only consistent people are the dead Aldous Huxley
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Most ignorances are vincible, and in the greater number of cases stupidity is what the Buddha pronounced it to be, a sin. For, consciously, or subconsciously, it is with deliberation that we do not know or fail to understand-because incomprehension allows us, with a good conscience, to evade unpleasant obligations and responsibilities, because ignorance is the best excuse for going on doing what one likes, but ought not, to do. Aldous Huxley
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No man, however civilized, can listen for very long to African drumming, or Indian chanting, or Welsh hymn singing, and retain intact his critical and self-conscious personality. Aldous Huxley
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It is delightful to read on the spot the impressions and opinions of tourists who visited a hundred years ago, in the vehicles and with the aesthetic prejudices of the period, the places which you are visiting now. The voyage ceases to be a mere tour through space; you travel through time and thought as well. Aldous Huxley
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At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas. Aldous Huxley
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The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. Aldous Huxley
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Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. Aldous Huxley
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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley
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Maybe this world is another planet's hell. Aldous Huxley
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To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. Aldous Huxley
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Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. Aldous Huxley
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There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail. Aldous Huxley
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Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. Aldous Huxley
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Peace is a necessary condition of spirituality, no less than an inevitable result of it. Aldous Huxley
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Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life. Aldous Huxley
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Can we unite against ourselves for our own higher interest? Aldous Huxley
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To make this trivial world sublime, take half a gram of phanerothyme. Aldous Huxley
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The religions whose theology is least preoccupied with events in time and most concerned with eternity, have been consistently less violent and more humane in political practice. Unlike early Judaism, Christianity and Mohammedanism (all obsessed with time) Hinduism and Buddhism have never been persecuting faiths, have preached almost no holy wars and have refrained from that proselytizing religious imperialism which has gone hand in hand with political and economic oppression of colored people. Aldous Huxley
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Everyone belongs to everyone else. Aldous Huxley
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But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides. Aldous Huxley
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The rush to books and universities is like the rush to the public house. People want to drown their realization of the difficulties of living properly in this grotesque contemporary world, they want to forget their own deplorable inefficiency as artists in life. Aldous Huxley
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All that is needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look sincere. Political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The personality of the candidate, the way he is projected by the advertising experts, are the things that really matter. Aldous Huxley
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We don't want to change. Every change is a menace to stability. Aldous Huxley
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A man can smile and smile and be a villain. Aldous Huxley
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Can you say something about nothing? Aldous Huxley
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The trouble with fiction," said John Rivers, "is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense. Aldous Huxley
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The brotherhood of men does not imply their equality. Families have their fools and their men of genius, their black sheep and their saints, their worldly successes and their worldly failures. A man should treat his brothers lovingly and with justice, according to the deserts of each. But the deserts of every brother are not the same. Aldous Huxley
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Procrustes in modern dress, the nuclear scientist will prepare the bed on which mankind must lie; and if mankind does' fit-well, that will be just too bad for mankind. There will have to be some stretching and a bit of amputation-the same sort of stretching and amputations as have been going on ever since applied science really got going into its stride, only this time they will be a good deal more drastic than in the past. These far from painless operations will be directed by highly centralized totalitarian governments. Aldous Huxley
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At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction. Aldous Huxley
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No holiday is ever anything but a disappointment. Aldous Huxley
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What I may call the messages of Brave New World, but it is possible to make people contented with their servitude. I think this can be done. I think it has been done in the past. I think it could be done even more effectively now because you can provide them with bread and circuses and you can provide them with endless amounts of distractions and propaganda. Aldous Huxley
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It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is not the only universe there is. I think it's healthy that people should have this experience. Aldous Huxley
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Asceticism, it is evident, has a double motivation. If men and women torment their bodies, it is not only because they hope in this way to atone for past sins and avoid future punishments; it is also because they long to visit the mind's antipodes and do some visionary sightseeing. Aldous Huxley
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Visionary experience is not the same as mystical experience. Mystical experience is beyond the realm of opposites. Visionary experience is still within that realm. Heaven entails hell, and 'going to heaven' is no more liberation than is the descent into horror. Heaven is merely a vantage point from which the divine Ground can be more clearly seen than on the level of ordinary individual experience. Aldous Huxley
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One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments. Aldous Huxley
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Nothing short of everything will really do. Aldous Huxley
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