October 30, 2009

Huxley, Aldous Leonard (1894-1963), English novelist, essayist, critic, and poet.

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."
~Aldous Huxley

"An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex."
~Aldous Huxley

"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."
~Aldous Huxley

"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

"Experience teaches only the teachable."
~Aldous Huxley

"If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find it classified under the following three heads: Intelligence, Human; Intelligence, Animal; Intelligence, Military. My stepfather's a perfect specimen of Intelligence, Military."
~Aldous Huxley

"That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent."
~Aldous Huxley

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
~Aldous Huxley

"The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name."
~Aldous Huxley

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
~Aldous Huxley, "Proper Studies", 1927

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
~Aldous Huxley, "Music at Night", 1931

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
~Aldous Huxley, "Texts and Pretexts", 1932

"Death … It’s the only thing we haven’t succeeded in completely vulgarizing."
~Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza, 1936

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
~Aldous Huxley, Vedanta for the Western World, 1945 .

"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."
~Aldous Huxley, Brave New World, 1932 .
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