Aldous Huxley Quotes About Beauty, Experience, Ignorance

Aldous Huxley Quotes About Beauty, Experience, Ignorance

Aldous Huxley Quotes

Aldous Huxley Quotes:

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

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

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

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.

Aldous Huxley

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The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.

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

Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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My fate cannot be mastered; it can only be collaborated with and thereby, to some extent, directed. Nor am I the captain of my soul; I am only its noisiest passenger.

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Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?

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Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

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

I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.

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.

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Experience teaches only the teachable.

Aldous Huxley

Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.

Aldous Huxley

It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.

Aldous Huxley

People intoxicate themselves with work so they won’t see how they really are.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.

Aldous Huxley

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

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The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

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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.

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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

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

Aldous Huxley

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