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Every man's memory is his private literature. Aldous Huxley

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So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, the Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable. Aldous Huxley

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Facts don't cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley

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There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail. Aldous Huxley

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If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay -- in solid cash -- the tribute which philistinism owes to culture, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy. Aldous Huxley

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Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty -- his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. Aldous Huxley

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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. Aldous Huxley

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It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels. Aldous Huxley

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Most ignorance is evincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know. Aldous Huxley

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We are all geniuses up to the age of ten. Aldous Huxley

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Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced. Aldous Huxley

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What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes --ah, they have all the necessary leisure. Aldous Huxley

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Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life. Aldous Huxley

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The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the kind of God-eclipsing activities which make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust which his fellows have tacitly placed in him. Aldous Huxley

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A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy. Aldous Huxley

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The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley

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Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

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Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. Aldous Huxley

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An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support Aldous Huxley

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Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. Aldous Huxley

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Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure. Aldous Huxley

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One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters. Aldous Huxley

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Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful. Aldous Huxley

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The history of any nation follows an undulatory course. In the trough of the wave we find more or less complete anarchy; but the crest is not more or less complete Utopia, but only, at best, a tolerably humane, partially free and fairly just society that invariably carries within itself the seeds of its own decadence. Aldous Huxley

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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

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It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged. Aldous Huxley

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Industrial man --a sentient reciprocating engine having a fluctuating output, coupled to an iron wheel revolving with uniform velocity. And then we wonder why this should be the golden age of revolution and mental derangement. Aldous Huxley

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Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. Aldous Huxley

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I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness. Aldous Huxley

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The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not. Aldous Huxley

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The only completely consistent people are the dead. Aldous Huxley

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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. Aldous Huxley

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A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it. Aldous Huxley

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Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley

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Experience teaches only the teachable. Aldous Huxley

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The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. Aldous Huxley

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Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt. Aldous Huxley

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A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. Aldous Huxley

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A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. Aldous Huxley

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A fanatic is a man who consciously over compensates a secret doubt. Aldous Huxley

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I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. Aldous Huxley

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Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work. Aldous Huxley

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Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness. Aldous Huxley

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Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof -- that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation-guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work. Aldous Huxley

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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? Aldous Huxley

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Words from the thread on which we string our experiences. Aldous Huxley

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Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty. Aldous Huxley

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Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. Aldous Huxley

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Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking. Aldous Huxley

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Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre. Aldous Huxley