Brave New World Technology Quotes by Aldous Huxley, William Shakespeare and many others.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.
We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
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.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.
We can’t allow science to undo its own good work.
And that,” put in the Director sententiously, “that is the secret of happiness and virtue вЂ” liking what you’ve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny.
вЂЋ”But that’s the price we have to pay for stability. You’ve got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We’ve sacrificed the high art.
No social stability without individual stability.
One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.
When the individual feels, the community reels.
The gods are just. No doubt. But their code of law is dictated, in the last resort, by the people who organize society; Providence takes its cue from men.