Aldous Huxley Quotes

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.

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

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities

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Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

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

Aldous Huxley

Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations

Aldous Huxley

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

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A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.

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Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Aldous Huxley

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.

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The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.

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

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

Aldous Huxley

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

Aldous Huxley
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