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Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Art, Greg | 1 comment

Quote Me On That: Aldous Huxley 5+1

Aldous Huxley (pic http://www.gpaulbishop.com)Best known for his novels including Brave New World and wide-ranging output of essays, Aldous Leonard Huxley edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts.

Huxley was a humanist and pacifist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics.

By the end of his life Huxley was considered, in some academic circles, a leader of modern thought and an intellectual of the highest rank, and highly regarded as one of the most prominent explorers of visual communication and sight-related theories as well.

Here are my 5+1 favourite Quotations by Aldous Huxley:

  • An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
  • Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
  • Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
  • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
  • Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

 

  • At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas.

Aldous Huxley  English critic & novelist (1894 – 1963)

1 Comment

  1. I like the last one the most – very true indeed!

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