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Aldous Huxley

    Orlando Contrerashas quoted7 months ago
    Things without pretensions, satisfied to be merely themselves, sufficient in their Suchness, not acting a part, not trying, insanely, to go it alone, in isolation from the Dharma-Body, in Luciferian defiance of the grace of god.
    Gaukharhas quoted2 years ago
    Оптимальный состав народонаселения, - говорил далее Мустафа, - смоделирован нами с айсберга, у которого восемь девятых массы под водой, одна девятая над водой
    Nastya Richterhas quotedlast year
    A physical shortcoming could produce a kind of mental excess. The process, it seemed, was reversible. Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism.
    Nastya Richterhas quotedlast year
    “Has any of you been compelled to live through a long time-interval between the consciousness of a desire and its fulfilment?”
    “Well,” began one of the boys, and hesitated.
    “Speak up,” said the D.H.C. “Don’t keep his fordship waiting.”
    “I once had to wait nearly four weeks before a girl I wanted would let me have her.”
    “And you felt a strong emotion in consequence?”
    Стас Поздняковhas quoted4 months ago
    The problem was to find an economically sounder reason for consuming transport than a mere affection for primroses and landscapes. It was duly found
    Стас Поздняковhas quoted4 months ago
    Moral education, which ought never, in any circumstances, to be rational."
    Стас Поздняковhas quoted4 months ago
    Horrible; precisely," said the Controller. "Our ancestors were so stupid and short-sighted that when the first reformers came along and offered to deliver them from those horrible emotions, they woudn't have anything to do with them."
    Стас Поздняковhas quotedlast month
    more than a century and a half ago. The whole of Ireland was put on to the four-hour day. What was the result? Unrest and a large increase in the consumption of soma; that was al
    Стас Поздняковhas quotedlast month
    You can only be independent of God while you've got youth and prosperity; independence won't take you safely to the end.' W
    Michael Nockovhas quoted4 months ago
    "Just to give you a general idea," he would explain to them. For of course some sort of general idea they must have, if they were to do their work intelligently–though as little of one, if they were to be good and happy members of society, as possible. For particulars, as every one knows, make for virtue and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fret-sawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.
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