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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Five or Nine Quotes from Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley
26 July 1894 - 22 November 1963

“We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.”

“It's a little embarrassing that after 45 years of research & study, the best advice I can give people is to be a little kinder to each other."

“A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.” 

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

“Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.” 

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

“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."

“I know the outer world as well as you do, and I judge it. You know nothing of my inner world, and yet you presume to judge that world.” 

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”

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