Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:739) - Aldous Huxley Complete Essays 2, 1926-29 truth ignorance
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:701) - Aldous Huxley Music At Night: And Other Essays music
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:740) - Aldous Huxley Brave New World reading writing words
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:770) - Aldous Huxley Point Counter Point change
I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:894) - Aldous Huxley Brave New World
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:694) - Aldous Huxley
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:670) - Aldous Huxley
You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:713) - Aldous Huxley
That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:856) - Aldous Huxley Collected Essays history
There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:651) - Aldous Huxley
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
経験とは出来事そのものではない。出来事をどのように対処するかである。- オルダス・Ｌ・ハクスリーQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:911) - Aldous Huxley Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries experience
The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:763) - Aldous Huxley Brave New World Revisited
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:686) - Aldous Huxley Do What You Will: Twelve Essays
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:852) - Aldous Huxley Crome Yellow life
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:732) - Aldous Huxley
Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:552) - Aldous Huxley
The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:613) - Aldous Huxley
Every man with a little leisure and enough money for railway tickets, every man, indeed, who knows how to read, has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:646) - Aldous Huxley Jesting Pilate
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:822) - Aldous Huxley happiness
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:679) - Aldous Huxley travel
Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:688) - Aldous Huxley Brave New World moral
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
あなたが改善できると確信をもてるところが宇宙の片隅にある。それは自分自身である。- オルダス・L・ハクスリーAldous Huxley
Ironically enough, the only people who can hold up indefinitely under the stress of modern war are psychotics. Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-11 (visit:582) - Aldous Huxley Brave New World Revisited
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.
Aldous Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics.
By the end of his life Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time and respected as an important researcher into visual communication and sight-related theories as well.