Aldous Huxley Quotes

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To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
– Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

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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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If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
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Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom.
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Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
– Aldous Huxley

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The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.
– Aldous Huxley

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The vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches.
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Every man’s memory is his private literature.
– Aldous Huxley

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What we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera.
– Aldous Huxley

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Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
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Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.
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Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
– Aldous Huxley

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Armaments, universal debt and planned obsolescence – those are the three pillars of Western prosperity.
– Aldous Huxley

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There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
– Aldous Huxley

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Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.
– Aldous Huxley

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Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
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To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
– Aldous Huxley

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Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
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A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author’s soul.
– Aldous Huxley

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My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of church going.
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Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.
– Aldous Huxley

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Dream in a pragmatic way.
– Aldous Huxley

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People travel for the same reason they collect works of art: because the best people do it.
– Aldous Huxley

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The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
– Aldous Huxley

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All crosses had their tops cut and became T’s. There was also a thing called God.
– Aldous Huxley

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The world and the friends that lived in it are shadows: you alone remain real in this drowsing room.
– Aldous Huxley

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Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
– Aldous Huxley