Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted7 months ago
All men are physico-chemically equal
Սաթենիկ Գինոսյանhas quoted4 years ago
You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct. As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been co
Иванов Алексейhas quoted4 years ago
One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments
Татьяна Нестеренкоhas quoted5 years ago
for to be excited is still to be unsatisfied
helleenahas quoted5 years ago
"'A man grows old; he feels in himself that radical sense of weakness, of listlessness, of discomfort, which accompanies the advance of age; and, feeling thus, imagines himself merely sick, lulling his fears with the notion that this distressing condition is due to some particular cause, from which, as from an illness, he hopes to recover. Vain imaginings! That sickness is old age; and a horrible disease it is. They say that it is the fear of death and of what comes after death that makes men turn to religion as they advance in years. But my own experience has given me the conviction that, quite apart from any such terrors or imaginings, the religious sentiment tends to develop as we grow older; to develop because, as the passions grow calm, as the fancy and sensibilities are less excited and less excitable, our reason becomes less troubled in its working, less obscured by the images, desires and distractions, in which it used to be absorbed; whereupon God emerges as from behind a cloud; our soul feels, sees, turns towards the source of all light; turns naturally and inevitably; for now that all that gave to the world of sensations its life and charms has begun to leak away from us, now that phenomenal existence is no more bolstered up by impressions from within or from without, we feel the need to lean on something that abides, something that will never play us false–a reality, an absolute and everlasting truth. Yes, we inevitably turn to God; for this religious
Jeni Mayorskayahas quoted6 years ago
Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too–all his life long. The mind that judges and desires and decides–made up of these suggestions.
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never been able to bear the sight of blood.
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A man can smile and smile and be a villain. Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain.
;has quoted4 months ago
"What are chemicals?" he would ask.
"Oh, stuff like magnesium salts, and alcohol for keeping the Deltas and Epsilons small and backward, and calcium carbonate for bones, and all that sort of thing."
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
Seventy-two hours of profound discomfort
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
the near was as seductive as the far
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
I ate civilization.”

“What?”

“It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then,” he added, in a lower tone, “I ate my own wickedness.”

“Yes, but what exactly? … I mean, just now you were…”

“Now I am purified,” said the Savage. “I drank some mustard and warm water.”
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
Nothing costs enough here.”
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ’tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them … But you don’t do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It’s too easy.”
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
If after every tempest came such calms, may the winds blow till they have wakened death
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
there’s always soma to give you a holiday from the facts.
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
Christianity without tears—that’s what soma is.”
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
But value dwells not in particular will,” said the Savage. “It holds his estimate and dignity as well wherein ’tis precious of itself as in the prizer.”
Aida Shareepkhanhas quoted6 months ago
As a happy, hardworking, goods-consuming citizen he’s perfect
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