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Aldous Huxley Quotes – 25 The Best Ones

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
— Aldous Huxley (Complete Essays 2, 1926-29)

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
— Aldous Huxley (Music at Night and Other Essays)

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.”
— Aldous Huxley

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
— Aldous Huxley

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
— Aldous Huxley

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”
— Aldous Huxley (Point Counter Point)

“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.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World Revisited )

“An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.”
— Aldous Huxley

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
— 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.”
— Aldous Huxley (Collected Essays)

“I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“I like being myself. Myself and nasty.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley (Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries)

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

“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.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.”
— Aldous Huxley (Crome Yellow)

“That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent.”
— Aldous Huxley (Proper Studies)

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
— Aldous Huxley (Brave New World)

“Every man’s memory is his private literature.”
— Aldous Huxley

“We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies — all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.”
— Aldous Huxley (The Doors of Perception)

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