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
Exciting Brave New World John quotations
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.
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.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.
"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.
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!
Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east.
While he was drunk asleep, or in his rage, or in the incestuous pleasure of his bed.
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.