Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was a famous British writer from a family of intellectuals. He is the author of numerous essays, novels and stories that consider him a reference in modern thinking.
Perhaps, the most famous and influential work of Aldous Huxley be "A happy world”, Written in 1932. It is a novel that brings us closer to a dystopian future, with a very pessimistic view of life and society. It shows us a society based on psychological conditioning And in the social castes.
Famous phrases by Aldous Huxley
"Really revolutionary change must be achieved, not in the external world, but within human beings."
"We live together and act and react on each other, but always, in all circumstances, we are alone."
"Reality is not what happens to us, but what we do with what happens to us."
“Our contemporary western society, despite its material, intellectual and political progress, helps less and less to mental health and tends to undermine internal security, happiness, reason and the capacity for the love of the individual; he tends to turn him into an automaton that pays for his frustration as a human being with growing mental disorders and a despair that is hidden under a frantic desire for work and supposed pleasures. ”
"A truth without interest can be eclipsed by an exciting falsehood."
"The more sinister are the wishes of a politician, the more pompous, in general, becomes the nobility of his language."
"It is never the same to know the truth for yourself than to have to listen to it for another."
“All men are gods for their dog. That's why there are so many people who love their dogs more than men. "
"Most human beings have an almost infinite ability to take things for granted."
“Love drives away fear, and reciprocally, fear drives away love. And not only to love does fear drive out; also to intelligence, goodness, all thoughts of beauty and truth, and only mute despair remains; and in the end, fear comes to expel mankind itself from man. "
"The magnitude of the amounts of money seems to vary significantly depending on whether they are to be paid or collected."
"He thought of the incomprehensible sequence of changes and hazards that make up a life, in all the beauties and horrors and absurdities whose conjunction creates the scheme, impossible to interpret, but divinely significant, of human destiny."
"An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex."
“The money does not report any satisfaction when you have to work to earn it, since working to get it there is no time to spend it.”
"Disease research has advanced so much that it is increasingly difficult to find someone who is completely healthy."
"Character is the sum of the tendencies to act in a certain direction."
"The good of mankind must be that each one enjoy the maximum happiness he can, without diminishing the happiness of others."
“Indifference is a form of laziness, and laziness is one of the symptoms of heartbreak. No one is lazy with what he loves. ”
"He who is silent does not declare against himself."
“The doctrines of Nazifascism, communism, nationalism, etc., are idiotic manifestations; But those who believe in them manage to warm their hearts enormously through these beliefs; and this immediate excitement makes them forget the long-term disasters that are the inevitable consequence of such beliefs. ”
“I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin. ”
"It is necessary to get rid of the fundamental human incapacity that constitutes materialistic selfishness."
"In art there are more difficult simplicity than the more complicated complexities."
"Perhaps the only lesson history teaches us is that we humans learn nothing from the lessons of history."
"As slowly as you think the hours go by, they will seem short if you think they will never happen again."
"There is at least one corner of the universe that you can surely improve, and you are yourself."
"Habit converts sumptuous pleasures into everyday needs."
“In the course of the next generation, I believe that the masters of the world will discover that child conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more effective as instruments of government than clubs and dungeons, and that the greed for power can be satisfied as fully if by suggestion people are made to love their servitude as if whipping and kicking obedience is imposed on them. ”