Aldous Huxley 1894-1963

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.

Aldous Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics.
By the end of his life Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time and respected as an important researcher into visual communication and sight-related theories as well.


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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
Good is a product of the ethical and spiritual artistry of individuals; it cannot be mass-produced.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).

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Does anyone know the poem by Aldous Huxley has this line..'By death the moon was gathered in..long ago..'?