We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way.

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British

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The writer proposes, the readers dispose.

We shall be permitted to live on this planet only for as long as we treat all nature with compassion and intelligence.

God's the reason for everything noble and fine and heroic.

Mass communication, in a word, is neither good nor bad; it is simply a force and, like any other force, it can be used either well or ill. Used in one way, the press, the radio and the cinema are indispensable to the survival of democracy. Used in another way, they are among the most powerful weapons in the dictator's armory.

Imagine the folly of allowing people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatever to increase consumption.

So in a certain sense disintegration may have its advantages. But of course it's dangerous, horribly dangerous. Suppose you couldn't get back, out of the chaos...

Ah, that's because you don't know what it's like to have faith. You've no idea how amusing and exciting life becomes when you do believe. All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant. It makes life so jolly, you know.

Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.

The mind is its own place; she carried her hell about with her.

Contemplatives are not likely to become gamblers, or procurers, or drunkards; they do not as a rule preach intolerance, or make war; do not find it necessary to rob, swindle or grind the faces of the poor.

Nothing is more dreadful than a cold, unimpassioned indulgence. And love infallibly becomes cold and unimpassioned when it is too lightly made.

Make them lose their faith in happiness as the Sovereign Good and take to believing instead, that the goal was somewhere beyond, somewhere outside the present human sphere; that the purpose of life was not the maintenance of well-being...

In a few years, no doubt, marriage licences will be sold like dog licences, good for a period of twelve months, with no law against changing dogs or keeping more than one animal at a time.