Aldous Huxley - Page 2

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
– Aldous Huxley

A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author’s soul.
– Aldous Huxley

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
– Aldous Huxley

People travel for the same reason they collect works of art: because the best people do it.
– Aldous Huxley

Dream in a pragmatic way.
– Aldous Huxley

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.
– Aldous Huxley

My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of church going.
– Aldous Huxley

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

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
– Aldous Huxley

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
– Aldous Huxley

Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs.
– Aldous Huxley

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.
– Aldous Huxley

Great scientific discoveries have been made by men seeking to verify quite erroneous theories about the nature of things.
– Aldous Huxley

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.
– Aldous Huxley

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

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
– Aldous Huxley

Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.
– Aldous Huxley

Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
– Aldous Huxley

What we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera.
– Aldous Huxley

Every man’s memory is his private literature.
– Aldous Huxley