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By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Una deficiencia física puede producir una especie de exceso mental. Al parecer, el proceso era reversible. Un exceso mental podía producir, en bien de sus propios fines, la voluntaria ceguera y sordera de la soledad deliberada, la impotencia artificial del ascetismo.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Did you eat something that didn't agree with you?" asked Bernard. The Savage nodded "I ate civilization.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

My sympathies are, of course, with the Government side, especially the Anarchists ; for Anarchism seems to me more likely to lead to desirable social change than highly centralized, dictatorial Communism .

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Man's life on earth has only one end and purpose: to identify himself with his eternal Self and so to come to unitive knowledge of the Divine Ground.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Los niños Alfas visten de color gris. Trabajan mucho más duramente que nosotros porque son terriblemente inteligentes. De verdad me alegro muchísimo de ser Beta porque no trabajo tanto. Y, además, nosotros somos muchos mejores que los Gammas y los Deltas. Los Gammas son tontos. Todos visten de color verde, y los niños Delta visten todos de caqui. ¡Oh, no, yo no quiero jugar con niños Delta! Y los Epsilones todavía son peores. Son demasiado tontos para poder leer o escribir. Además, visten de negro, que es un color repugnante. Me alegro mucho de ser un Beta.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as for the body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

If humans were in fact the members of a truly social species, and if their individual differences were trifling and could be completely ironed out by appropriate conditioning, then, obviously, there would be no need for liberty and the State would be justified in persecuting the heretics who demanded it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

One seventh of your life is spent on Monday.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Aldous Huxley

The triumph of humanism is the defeat of humanity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

One of the great attractions of patriotism

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

This concern with the basic condition of freedom -- the absence of physical constraint -- is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free -- to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

In real life there is no such person as the average man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

If the men of the Middle Ages... lived in filth and discomfort, it was not for any lack of ability to change their mode of life; it was because they chose to live this way, because filth and discomfort fitted in with their principles and prejudices, political, moral, and religious.... It was in the power of medieval... craftsmen to create armchairs and sofas that might have rivaled in comfort those of today

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Aldous Huxley

I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning - the Christian meaning, they insisted - of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Every significant artist is a metaphysician, a propounder of beauty-truths and form-theories.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

It is because we don't know who we are, because we are unaware that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, that we behave in the generally silly, the often insane, the sometimes criminal ways that are so characteristically human. We are saved, we are liberated and enlightened, by perceiving the hitherto unperceived good that is already within us, by returning to our eternal ground and remaining where, without knowing it, we have always been.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations of misery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Dinted dimpled wimpled-his mind wandered down echoing corridors of assonance and alliteration ever further and further from the point. He was enamoured with the beauty of words.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Aldous Huxley

The world and the friends that lived in it are shadows: you alone remain real in this drowsing room.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

The older dictators fell because they could never supply their subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles, and mysteries. Under a scientific dictatorship, education will really work' with the result that most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

We can't allow science to undo its own good work.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

In all activities of life, the secret of efficiency lies in an ability to combine two seemingly incompatible states: a state of maximum activity and a state of maximum relaxation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Who lives longer? The man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or a man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes 'till 95? One passes his 24 months in eternity. All the years of the beefeater are lived only in time.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Aldous Huxley

To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended directly and unconditionally by Mind at Large-- this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

One thinks one's something unique and wonderful at the center of the universe, when in fact one's just a slight interruption in the ongoing march of entropy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

...two thirds of all sorrow is homemade and, so far as the universe is concerned, unnecessary.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

God in the safe and Ford on the shelves.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Llorar sobre los errores literarios de veinte años atrás, intentar enmendar una obra fallida para darle la perfección que no logró en su primera ejecución, perder los años de la madurez en el intento de corregir los pecados artísticos cometidos y legados por esta persona ajena que fue uno mismo en la juventud, todo ello, sin duda, es vano y futil.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Literary or scientific, liberal or specialist, all our education is predominantly verbal and therefore fails to accomplish what it is supposed to do. Instead of transforming children into fully developed adults, it turns out students of the natural sciences who are completely unaware of Nature as the primary fact of experience, it inflicts upon the world students of the humanities who know nothing of humanity, their own or anyone else's.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

For every traveller who has any taste of his own, the only useful guidebook will be the one which he himself has written.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Science is not enough, religion is not enough, art is not enough, politics and economics are not enough, nor is love, nor is duty, nor is action however disinterested, nor, however sublime, is contemplation. Nothing short of everything, will really do.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Aldous Huxley

For I am you and you are I.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Aţi admis fornicaţia promiscuă, atât. Dar nu dragostea, nu contactul firesc, nu aţi renunţat la orgoliul din mintea voastră şi nici la abandonarea instinctelor. Deloc. Vă agăţaţi de voinţa voastră conştientă. Orice lucru trebuie să fie tot timpul expressément voulu. Iar legăturile exclusiv mintale. Viaţa trebuie trăită, nu ca în mijlocul unei lumi de oameni vii, ci ca şi cum ar fi o amintire solitară, o fantezie şi o meditaţie. O masturbare fără sfârşit, ca şi lunga şi oribila carte a lui Proust. Asta-i viaţa superioară. Sau, cu alte cuvinte, un termen eufemic pentru începutul morţii.(Mark Rampion)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

It is natural to believe in God when you're alone-- quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Aldous Huxley

It is only when it takes the form of physical addiction that sex is evil. It is also evil when it manifests itself as a way of satisfying the lust for power or the climber's craving for position and social distinction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed - a compass, not a weathercock.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

A majority of young people seem to develop mental arteriosclerosis forty years before they get the physical kind. Another question: why do some people remain open and elastic into extreme old age, whereas others become rigid and unproductive before they're fifty?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Aldous Huxley

We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Aldous Huxley

Every gain made by individuals or society is almost instantly taken for granted.