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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
If only people would realize that moral principles are like measles...They have to be caught. And only the people who've got them can pass on the contagion.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.
Those who believe they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
One of the great attractions of patriotism -- it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.
Experience teaches only the teachable.