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Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

English critic & novelist

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


sex.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

Experience teaches only the teachable. Aldous Huxley

Maybe this world is another planet's hell. Aldous Huxley

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Aldous Huxley

That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane
individual has ever given his assent. Aldous Huxley

There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and
that's your own self. Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley, "Music at Night", 1931

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.


Aldous Huxley, "Proper Studies", 1927

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens
to him. Aldous Huxley, "Texts and Pretexts", 1932

Death … It’s the only thing we haven’t succeeded in completely vulgarizing.


Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza (1936)

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally


the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley, Vedanta for the Western World, 1945