Authors - Aldous Huxley
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
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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?
Chastity...the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
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.
Speed provides the one great modern pleasure.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
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.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
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.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations.
Death ... It's the only thing we haven't succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
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.
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.