One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.— Aldous Huxley
Revolutionary Brave New World Freedom quotations
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.
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.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
Did you ever feel, as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren't using - you know, like all the water that goes down the falls instead of through the turbines?
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can't.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
When the individual feels, the community reels.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
All right then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.
But every one belongs to every one else
We can't allow science to undo its own good work.
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.
What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you?
The gods are just. No doubt. But their code of law is dictated, in the last resort, by the people who organize society; Providence takes its cue from men.
I'd rather be myself," he said. "Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.
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!
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
The optimum population is modeled on the iceberg- eight-ninths below the water line, one-ninth above.
What is too much? There is no such thing!
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.
All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.
Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice.
"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.
The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life what I wanted to die.
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons-that's philosophy. People believe in God because they've been conditioned to believe in God.
Industrial civilization is only possible when there's no self-denial.
Self-indulgence up to the very limits imposed by hygiene and economics. Otherwise the wheels stop turning.
Happiness has got to be paid for. You're paying for it, Mr. Watson–paying because you happen to be too much interested in beauty. I was too much interested in truth; I paid too.
Nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles.
In a word, they failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions.
You've got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can't think of the really good, penetrating, X-rayish phrases.
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.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
It is in the social sphere, in the realm of politics and economics, that the Will to Order becomes really dangerous.
The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray.
People believe in God because they've been conditioned to believe in God.
When the past calls, let it go to voicemail. It has nothing new to say.
Value dwells not in particular will; It holds his estimate and dignity As well wherein 'tis precious of itself As in the prizer.
Some kinds of baseness are nobly undergone.
Sixty two thousand four hundred repetitions make one truth. Idiots!
Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons - that's philosophy.