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
Hug me till you drug me, honey; Kiss me till I'm in a coma.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can't.
When the individual feels, the community reels.
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.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
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.
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.
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.
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.
Lying in bed, he would think of Heaven and London.
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.