Authors - Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. - Wikipedia

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Quote 303by Anonymous on 26/12/2010

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
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    Quote 351by Anonymous on 27/12/2010

    After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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      Quote 663by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

      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?
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        Quote 1365by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

        Chastity...the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
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          Quote 1664by Anonymous on 15/01/2011

          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.
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            Quote 1849by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

            Speed provides the one great modern pleasure.
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              Quote 2297by Anonymous on 27/01/2011

              An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
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                Quote 2421by Anonymous on 29/01/2011

                Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
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                  Quote 2750by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                  Experience teaches only the teachable.
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                    Quote 2974by Anonymous on 02/02/2011

                    That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
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                      Quote 3078by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                      Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
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                        Quote 3114by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                        Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
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                          Quote 3205by Anonymous on 05/02/2011

                          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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                            Quote 3602by Anonymous on 07/02/2011

                            Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
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                              Quote 3651by Anonymous on 08/02/2011

                              Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
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                                Quote 3967by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                                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.
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                                  Quote 4309by Anonymous on 19/02/2011

                                  I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
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                                    Quote 4383by Anonymous on 20/02/2011

                                    An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
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                                      Quote 4435by Anonymous on 21/02/2011

                                      Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
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                                        Quote 4764by Anonymous on 27/02/2011

                                        Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
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                                          Quote 4801by Anonymous on 01/03/2011

                                          Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.
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                                            Quote 4973by Anonymous on 04/05/2011

                                            Death ... It's the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
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                                              Quote 8110by Anonymous on 23/04/2012

                                              To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
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                                                Quote 8501by Anonymous on 15/05/2012

                                                Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
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                                                  Quote 8806by Anonymous on 30/05/2012

                                                  There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
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                                                    Quote 8901by Anonymous on 04/06/2012

                                                    To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
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                                                      Quote 9566by Anonymous on 04/08/2012

                                                      All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
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                                                        Quote 10414by Anonymous on 03/10/2012

                                                        The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
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                                                          Quote 12064by Anonymous on 24/02/2013

                                                          If you look up 'Intelligence' in the new volumes of the Encyclopeadia Britannica, you'll find it classified under the following three heads: Intelligence, Human; Intelligence, Animal; Intelligence, Military. My stepfather's a perfect specimen of Intelligence, Military.
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                                                            Quote 12426by Anonymous on 10/04/2013

                                                            Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
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                                                              Quote 13764by Anonymous on 30/08/2013

                                                              Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
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