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Aldous Huxley was born on July 26, 1894, in Surrey England. Huxley studied at Eton College and Oxford University. In 1916, He published his first book, a collection of poems entitled The Burning Wheel.

Prior to writing Brave New World, Huxley wrote for established magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. He became one of the most read authors in the world with his book, Brave New World.

Huxley moved to California in 1937. He passed away on November 22, 1963.

When one’s ill or unhappy, one needs something outside oneself to hold one up. It is a good thing, I think, when one has been knocked out of one’s balance to have some external job or duty to hang on to.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.

Aldous Huxley

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

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.

Aldous Huxley

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness it is generally the by-product of other activities.

Aldous Huxley

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.

Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you it’s what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldous Huxley

Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.

Aldous Huxley

Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.

Aldous Huxley

The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.

Aldous Huxley

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.

Aldous Huxley

The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.

Aldous Huxley

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.

Aldous Huxley

People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

Aldous Huxley

The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.

Aldous Huxley

At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice, and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.

Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music

Aldous Huxley

Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Aldous Huxley

There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.

Aldous Huxley

Experience teaches only the teachable.

Aldous Huxley

Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.

Aldous Huxley

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

Every change is a menace to stability.

Aldous Huxley

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