Aldous Huxley Quotes

Aldous Huxley Quotes :

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

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”

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

“The only corner of the universe you can be certain of improving is your own self.”

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

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

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

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

“An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.”

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.”

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

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

“Dream in a pragmatic way.”

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

“The proper study of mankind is books.”

“Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”

“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.”

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

“Liberties are not given; they are taken.”

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

“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.”

“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”

“Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.”

“Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.”

“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.”

“The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell.”

“Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.”

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

“Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.”

“The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.”

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

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

“Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.”

“The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.”

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

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”

“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.”

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability.”

“In the end, we shall be made to choose between God and man, we shall be made to choose between God and the world. And if it is the world we choose, we shall have only ourselves to blame for the consequences.”


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