Quotation Explorer - 'Aldous Huxley'

Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity - Aldous Huxley
The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity. - Aldous Huxley
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences than malice can be in the intent. - Aldous Huxley
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. - Aldous Huxley
Things somehow seem more real and vivid when one can apply somebody else's ready-made phrase about them. - Aldous Huxley
Only times and places, only names and ghosts. - Aldous Huxley
I mean what does a democracy depend on? A democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance. - Aldous Huxley
One is always alone in suffering; the fact is depressing when one happens to be the sufferer, but it makes pleasure possible for the rest of the world. - Aldous Huxley
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself. - Aldous Huxley
Mon Dieu, la vie est par trop moche. - Aldous Huxley
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. - Aldous Huxley
Maybe this world is another planet's hell. - Aldous Huxley
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
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex. - Aldous Huxley
I know LSD; I don't need to take it anymore. Maybe when I die, like . Albert Hofmann - Aldous Huxley
Liberties aren't given, they are taken. - Aldous Huxley
Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley
Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley
Time moved for you not in quotidian beats, but in the slow rhythm the ages keep - Aldous Huxley
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. - Aldous Huxley
Най-големият грях срещу човешкото съзнание е да вярваш на неща без доказателства. - Aldous Huxley
Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic. - Aldous Huxley
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen. - Aldous Huxley
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name. - Aldous Huxley
Even the best cookery book is no substitute for even the worst dinner. - Aldous Huxley
Choiceless awareness - at every moment and in all the circumstances of life - is the only effective meditation. - Aldous Huxley
Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born. - Aldous Huxley
Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one’s never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them. - Aldous Huxley
The physique of a Messiah. But too clever to believe in God or be convinced of his own mission. And too sensitive, even if he were convinced, to carry it out. His muscles would like to act and his feelings would like to believe; but his nerve-endings and his cleverness won't allow it. - Aldous Huxley
The more science discovers and the more comprehension it gives us of the mechanisms of existence, the more clearly does the mystery of existence itself stand out. - Aldous Huxley
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. - Aldous Huxley
If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find it classified under the following three heads: Intelligence, Human; Intelligence, Animal; Intelligence, Military. My stepfather's a perfect specimen of Intelligence, Military. - Aldous Huxley
When truth is nothing but the truth, its unnatural, it's an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth. - Aldous Huxley
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
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you - Aldous Huxley
The light was frozen, dead, a ghost. Only from the yellow barrels of the microscopes did it borrow a certain rich and living substance, lying along the polished tubes like butter, streak after luscious streak in long recession down the work tables. - Aldous Huxley
In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary, things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words. - Aldous Huxley
He had allowed the advertisers to multiply his wants; he had learned to equate happiness with possessions, and prosperity with money to spend in a shop. - Aldous Huxley
For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. - Aldous Huxley
Stability, insisted the Controller, stability. The primal and the ultimate need. Stability. Hence all this. - Aldous Huxley
People are much too solemn about things - I'm all for sticking pins into episcopal behinds. - Aldous Huxley
If the Prince of Peace should come to earth, one of the first things he would do would be to put psychiatrists in their place. - Aldous Huxley
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner. - Aldous Huxley
The world and the friends that lived in it are shadows: you alone remain real in this drowsing room. - Aldous Huxley
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences. - Aldous Huxley
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
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. - Aldous Huxley
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. - Aldous Huxley
Një prej funksioneve kryesore një miku është (në një formë butë e simbolike) durojë ndëshkimet cilat do donim, por nuk kemi mundësi, t'ua japim armiqve tanë. - Aldous Huxley
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. - Aldous Huxley
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. - Aldous Huxley
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. - Aldous Huxley
The only completely consistent people are the dead. - Aldous Huxley
Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardour, for their curiosity and tolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. - Aldous Huxley
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself. - Aldous Huxley
The silent bear no witness against themselves. - Aldous Huxley
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. - Aldous Huxley
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. - Aldous Huxley
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. - Aldous Huxley
Maybe this world is another planet’s hell. - Aldous Huxley
You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. . . . Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough. - Aldous Huxley
A felicidade nunca é graciosa.Happiness is never gracious. - Aldous Huxley
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. - Aldous Huxley
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored - Aldous Huxley
Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced. - Aldous Huxley
[T]he vast majority of human beings are not interested in reason or satisfied with what it teaches. - Aldous Huxley
Cały kłopot z fikcją literacką polega na tym - rzekł John Rivers - że za dużo w niej sensu. W rzeczywistości nigdy nie ma sensu - Aldous Huxley
Every discovery in pure science is potentially subversive; even science must sometimes be treated as a possible enemy. - Aldous Huxley
It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other. - Aldous Huxley
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley
These, he said gravely, are unpleasant facts; I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant. - Aldous Huxley
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley
Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions. - Aldous Huxley
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. - Aldous Huxley
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