Aldous Huxley

(1894-1963 / Godalming)

Aldous Huxley Quotes

  • ''Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
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  • ''Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
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  • ''Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
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  • ''Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
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  • ''The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
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  • ''The poet's place, it seems to me, is with the Mr. Hydes of human nature.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929). See also Huxley's comment under "artists."
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  • ''The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the kind of God-eclipsing activities which make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust which his fellows have tacitly placed in him.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
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  • ''Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
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  • ''Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
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  • ''Oh, how desperately bored, in spite of their grim determination to have a Good Time, the majority of pleasure-seekers really are!''
    Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Holy Face," Do What You Will (1929).
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Best Poem of Aldous Huxley

The Alien

A petal drifted loose
From a great magnolia bloom,
Your face hung in the gloom,
Floating, white and close.

We seemed alone: but another
Bent o'er you with lips of flame,
Unknown, without a name,
Hated, and yet my brother.

Your one short moan of pain
Was an exorcising spell:
The devil flew back to hell;
We were alone again.

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September

Spring is past and over these many days,
Spring and summer. The leaves of September droop,
Yellowing afid all but dead on the patient trees.
Nor is there any hope in me. I walk
Slowly homeward. Night is as empty and dark
Behind my eyes as it is dark without
And empty round about me and over me.
Spring is past and over these many days;
But, looking up, suddenly I see

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