Aldous Huxley Quotes.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author’s soul.
Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Love casts out fear; but conversely fear casts out love. And not only love. Fear also casts out intelligence, casts out goodness, casts out all thought of beauty and truth.
People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Hell isn’t merely paved with good intentions; it’s walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder.’
… the greater part of the population is not very intelligent, dreads responsibility, and desires nothing better than to be told what to do. Provided the rulers do not interfere with its material comforts and its cherished beliefs, it is perfectly happy to let itself be ruled.
I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.