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[b][u]Favourite Quotes by Aldous Huxley[/u][/b]


[quote][b]Some things aren’t like gravity or the law of thermo-dynamics; they don’t have to happen. They happen only if people are stupid enough to allow them to happen.[/b] Here, on this island, we haven’t allowed them to happen, so the “cosmic joke” hasn’t been played on us. We’ve had good sanitation for the best part of the century-and still we’r not overcrowded, we’re not miserable, we’re not under dictatorship.

And the reason is simple: “[b]We chose to behave in a sensible and realistic way.[/b]”

Me as I think I am and me as I am in fact – sorrow, in other words, and the ending of sorrow. [b]One third, more or less, of all the sorrow of that person I think I am must endure is unavoidable.[/b] It is the sorrow inherent in the human condition, [b]the price we must pay for being sentient and self-conscious organisms[/b], aspirants of liberation, but subjects of the laws of nature and under orders to keep on marching, through irreversible time, through world wholly indifferent to our well-being, towards decrepitude and certainty of death. [b][u]The remaining two thirds of all sorrow is home-made[/u], and so far as the universe is concerned, [u]unnecessary[/u].[/b]

- From his book: Island[/quote]





* [i]There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.[/i]


* [i]There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.[/i]


* [i]To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.[/i]


* [i]It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.[/i]


* [i]That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that History has to teach.[/i]


* [i]The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.[/i]


* [i]Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.[/i]


* [i]Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.[/i]


* [i]Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.[/i]


* [i]Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.[/i]

 
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