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Aldous Huxley

(1894-1963) English Novelist, Essayist, Critic

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

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

Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy.

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.