Aldous Huxley

Quotes
After silence, that which comes nearer to expressing the inexpressible is music.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Chastity...the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Facts do not cease to exists because they are ignored.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.
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.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Speed provides the one great modern pleasure.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.