Aldous Huxley quotes

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“Experience teaches only the teachable.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.”

— Aldous Huxley

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

— Aldous Huxley

“A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.”

— Aldous Huxley

“An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex. ”

— Aldous Huxley

“Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.”

— Aldous Huxley

“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.'”

— Aldous Huxley

“A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.”

— Aldous Huxley

“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.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Maybe this world is another planet's hell.”

— Aldous Huxley

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

— Aldous Huxley

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

— Aldous Huxley

“Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain”

— Aldous Huxley

“A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.”

— Aldous Huxley

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”

— Aldous Huxley

“One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.”

— Aldous Huxley

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

— Aldous Huxley

“De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.”

— Aldous Huxley

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

— Aldous Huxley

“Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.”

— Aldous Huxley

“That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.”

— Aldous Huxley

“People intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are.”

— Aldous Huxley

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

— Aldous Huxley

“Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.”

— Aldous Huxley

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

— Aldous Huxley

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

— Aldous Huxley

“An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.”

— Aldous Huxley
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