Aldous Huxley Quotes

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).
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).
The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
The poet's place, it seems to me, is with the Mr. Hydes of human nature.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929). See also Huxley's comment under "artists."
The business of a seer is to see; and if he involves himself in the kind of God-eclipsing activities which make seeing impossible, he betrays the trust which his fellows have tacitly placed in him.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Wordsworth in the Tropics," Do What You Will (1929).
Oh, how desperately bored, in spite of their grim determination to have a Good Time, the majority of pleasure-seekers really are!
Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Holy Face," Do What You Will (1929).