Born in July 26, 1894 / Died in November 22, 1963 / United States / English
Quotes by Aldous Huxley
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
People intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are.
Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history.
Art is one of the means whereby man seeks to redeem a life which is experienced as chaotic, senseless, and largely evil.
Why any quick-witted and sensitive person should feel ashamed of having said good-by to politics, he couldn't imagine. The sordid intrigues be...
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is Music
We participate in a tragedy at a comedy we only look.
The philosophy of action for action, power for the sake of power, had become an established orthodoxy. "Thou has conquered, O go-getting Babbi...
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.
Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Music
My dear young friend ... civilization has absolutely no need of nobility or heroism. These things are symptoms of political inefficiency. In a...
The whole story of the universe is implicit in any part of it. The meditative eye can look through any single object and see, as through a win...
Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something
From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
Who lives longer: the man who takes heroin for two years and dies, or the man who lives on roast beef, water and potatoes till ninety-five? On...
Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.
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 ...