Aldous Huxley Quotes (68 quotations)

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1. A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. - Aldous Huxley

2. A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face. - Aldous Huxley

3. A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all-powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. - Aldous Huxley

4. A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. - Aldous Huxley

5. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

6. All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours. - Aldous Huxley

7. All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. - Aldous Huxley

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

9. An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex. - Aldous Huxley

10. An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie. - Aldous Huxley

11. 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 religous or political ideas. - Aldous Huxley

12. Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. - Aldous Huxley

13. Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions. - Aldous Huxley

14. Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their curiosity and tolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. - Aldous Huxley

15. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. - Aldous Huxley

16. Death Its the only thing we havent succeeded in completely vulgarizing. - Aldous Huxley

17. Dream in a pragmatic way. - Aldous Huxley

18. Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley

19. Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make life full, significant, and interesting. - Aldous Huxley

20. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley

21. Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley

22. Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley

23. Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

24. Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent. - Aldous Huxley

25. From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. - Aldous Huxley

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