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.
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That we do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

 

Under favorable conditions, practically everybody can be converted to practically anything.

 

Chastity–the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.

 

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

 

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

 

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

 

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

 

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 ideas.

 

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

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