Quotes by Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

English writer

Alive from: 1894-1963

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    But the nature of the universe is such that the ends never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.
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    But the quiet grows and grows. Beautifully and unbearably.
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    But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides.
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    Can you say something about nothing?
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    Chastity - the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
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    Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
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    Civilization is sterilization.
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    Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement.
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    Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
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    Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
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    De Sade is the one completely consistent and thoroughgoing revolutionary of history.
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    Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.
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    Dictators can always consolidate their tyranny by an appeal to patriotism.
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    Don't try to behave as though you were essentially sane and naturally good. We're all demented sinners in the same cosmic boat - and the boat is perpetually sinking.
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    Dream in a pragmatic way.
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