Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Leonard Huxley (/ˈɔːldəs ˈhʌksli/; 26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, novelist, philosopher, and prominent member of the Huxley family. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford with a first in English literature. He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and for non-fiction books, such as The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays. Early in his career Huxley edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories and poetry. Mid career and later, he published travel writing, film stories, and scripts. He spent the later part of his life in the U.S., living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. In 1962, a year before his death, he was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature. Huxley was a humanist, pac... More

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Aldous Huxley #Age #History

Photo of Aldous Huxley The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
Aldous Huxley #Age

Photo of Aldous Huxley We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
Aldous Huxley #Love

Photo of Aldous Huxley The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.
Aldous Huxley #Best

Photo of Aldous Huxley Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
Aldous Huxley #Change

Photo of 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 #Dad

Photo of Aldous Huxley Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Aldous Huxley #Death #Knowledge

Photo of 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 #Dreams

Photo of Aldous Huxley Dream in a pragmatic way.
Aldous Huxley #Experience

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Aldous Huxley #Experience #Wisdom

Photo of Aldous Huxley Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley #Art #Work

Photo of 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 #Freedom

Photo of Aldous Huxley The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
Aldous Huxley #God #Happiness

Photo of Aldous Huxley God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
Aldous Huxley #Good

Photo of Aldous Huxley Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
Aldous Huxley #Good

Photo of Aldous Huxley It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
Aldous Huxley #Good #Work

Photo of Aldous Huxley Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.
Aldous Huxley #Great

Photo of Aldous Huxley What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
Aldous Huxley #Happiness

Photo of Aldous Huxley There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Aldous Huxley #Happiness

Photo of Aldous Huxley Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness.
Aldous Huxley #History

Photo of Aldous Huxley De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.
Aldous Huxley #Intelligence

Photo of Aldous Huxley Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
Aldous Huxley #Knowledge

Photo of Aldous Huxley Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
Aldous Huxley #Love

Photo of Aldous Huxley There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.
Aldous Huxley #Men #War

Photo of Aldous Huxley 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.
Aldous Huxley #Men

Photo of Aldous Huxley That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.