Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College at the University of Oxford with a first-class honours in English literature. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in seven different years.

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Feasts must be solemn and rare or else they cease to be feasts.

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

The author of the Iliad is either Homer or if not Homer somebody else of the same name.

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.

There are things known and there are things unknown and in between are the doors of perception.

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

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.

Uncontrolled the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age which mean never losing your enthusiasm.

If human beings were shown what they're really like they'd either kill one another as vermin or hang themselves.

Writers write to influence their readers their preachers their auditors but always at bottom to be more themselves.

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.

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Bondage is the life of personality and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.

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