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Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley's short stories, novels and essays are well known for their examination of questions related to religion, science and philosophy. Almost blind because of keratitis, Huxley's vision recovered well enough that he could read with one eye with a magnifying glass. His first novels gained him a reputation as a witty cynic, including "Antic Hay" and "Crome Yellow". He is most well k…

Date of Birth: July 26, 1894
Date of Death: November 22, 1963


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"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 intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex." Aldous Huxley
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"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception" Aldous Huxley
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"Beauty is worse than wine; it intoxicates both the holder and the beholder" Aldous Huxley
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"The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency" Aldous Huxley
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"All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours." Aldous Huxley
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"To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries." Aldous Huxley
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"Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision." Aldous Huxley
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"The first questions to be asked and answered in every contingency of life being: How will this thought or action contribute to, or interfere with, the achievements, by me and the greatest possible number of other individuals, of man's Final End?" 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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"We participate in tragedy. At comedy we only look." Aldous Huxley
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"So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable." Aldous Huxley
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"Industrial man --a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement." Aldous Huxley
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"In the course of history many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country." Aldous Huxley
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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." 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. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process." Aldous Huxley
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"Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty." 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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"One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous." Aldous Huxley
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"Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre." Aldous Huxley
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"Facts are ventriloquists 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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