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.— Aldous Huxley
Promising Brave New World Character quotations
We are what we believe we are.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
To take arms against a sea of troubles.
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
Hug me till you drug me, honey; Kiss me till I'm in a coma.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can't.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
When the individual feels, the community reels.
All right then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
But every one belongs to every one else
We can't allow science to undo its own good work.
We don't want to change. Every change is a menace to stability.
You're a work of art. Not everyone will understand you, but the ones who do, will never forget about you.
I'd rather be myself," he said. "Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
"But that's the price we have to pay for stability.
You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We've sacrificed the high art.
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.
You've got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can't think of the really good, penetrating, X-rayish phrases.
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
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.
Lying in bed, he would think of Heaven and London.
Success - See your goal; Understand the obstacles; Create a positive mental picture; Clear your mind of self doubt; Embrace the challenge; Stay on track; Show the world you can do it!
The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray.
A love of nature keeps no factories busy.
Those who feel themselves despised do well to look despising.
When someone disrespects you, beware the impulse to win their respect. For disrespect is not a valuation of your worth but a signal of their character.
For particulars, as everyone knows, make for virtue and happiness;
generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fretsawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.
People believe in God because they've been conditioned to believe in God.
Value dwells not in particular will; It holds his estimate and dignity As well wherein 'tis precious of itself As in the prizer.
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
Some kinds of baseness are nobly undergone.
God in the safe and Ford on the shelves.
You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life what I wanted to die.
It is natural to believe in God when you're alone-- quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.
While he was drunk asleep, or in his rage, or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed.
Works like 'Brave New World' and 'The Handmaiden's Tale' develop their atmosphere from a movement or a revolution, as if the world has ended and has come out to this other side. When I wrote 'The Bad Batch,' I thought that the world outside the gates that confine the 'bad' characters is simply our world today.
And there's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past, you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.