Quotes by Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

English writer

Alive from: 1894-1963

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other.
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    Knowledge is an affair of symbols and is, all too often, a hindrance to wisdom, the uncovering of the self from moment to moment.
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    The amelioration of the world cannot be achieved by sacrifices in moments of crisis; it depends on the efforts made and constantly repeated during the humdrum, uninspiring periods, which separate one crisis from another, and of which normal lives mainly consist.
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    A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one, it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
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    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.
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    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.
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    A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face.
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    A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt.
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    A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
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    A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
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    A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
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    After all, what is reading but a vice, like drink or venery or any other form of excessive self-indulgence? One reads to tickle and amuse one's mind; one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.
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    After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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    All democracies are based on the proposition that power is very dangerous and that it is extremely important not to let any one person or small group have too much power for too long a time.
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