Aldous Huxley Quotes


121 Aldous Huxley quotes:



"Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves."
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
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"Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors."
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
"Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know."
"An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie."
"Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work."
"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."
"Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them."
"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."
"Every man's memory is his private literature."
"The proper study of mankind is books."
"The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous."
"A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul."
"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."
"The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly."
"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead."
"That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history."
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."



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