Quotes by Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

English writer

Alive from: 1894-1963

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored.
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    Faith may be relied upon to produce sustained action and, more rarely, sustained contemplation.
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    Familiarity breeds indifference.
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    Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
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    For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.
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    From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
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    Generalities are intellectually necessary evils.
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    Generalized intelligence and mental alertness are the most powerful enemies of dictatorship and at the same time the basic conditions of effective democracy.
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    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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    God: a gaseous vertebrate.
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    Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.
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    Good is that which makes for unity. Evil is that which makes for separateness.
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    Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
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    Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
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    Half at least of all morality is negative and consists in keeping out of mischief. The lords prayer is less than 50 words long, and 6 of those words are devoted to asking god not to lead us into temptation.
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