We were back at home, and I had returned to that reassuring but profoundly unsatisfactory state known as 'being in one's right mind.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British

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It is not enough for the phrases to be good., what you make with them ought to be good too.

Mescalin opens up the way of Mary, but shuts the door on that of Martha.

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.

There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.

You can't have a lasting civilization without plenty of pleasant vices.

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 and hand into the arena; they are crucified alone.

Fortunately, however, birds don't understand pep talks. Not even St. Francis'. Just imagine," he went on, "preaching sermons to perfectly good thrushes and goldfinches and chiff-chaffs! What presumption! Why couldn't he have kept his mouth shut and let the birds preach to him?

I, real I? But where, but how, but at what price?

We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves.

Civilization has absolutely no need of nobility or heroism. These things are symptoms of political ineffiency. In a properly organized society like ours, nobody has any opportunities for being noble or heroic.

What is the mind? The question is, of course, ultimately quite unanswerable. We do not and we cannot know what mind really is. We do not and cannot know, of that matter, what anything really is.

There are times, and this is one of them, when the world seems purposefully beautiful, when it is as though some mind in things had suddenly chosen to make manifest, for all who choose to see, the supernatural reality that underlies all appearances.

But as time goes on, they, as all men, will find that independence was not made for man- that it is an unnatural state- will do for a while, but will not carry us on safely to the end.

Most vices… demand considerable self-sacrifice. There is no greater mistake than to suppose the vicious life is the life of uninterrupted pleasure. It is a life almost as wearisome and painful—if strenuously led—as Christian's in Pilgrims Progress.