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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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"To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away." (Unknown, Source - Change)

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Browse Quotations by Huxley, Aldous

 
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process. - (Huxley, Aldous - Acting and Actors)
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I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public. - (Huxley, Aldous - Advertising)
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Most human beings have an infinite capacity for taking things for granted. - (Huxley, Aldous - Apathy)
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The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly. - (Huxley, Aldous - Arts and Artists)
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Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty. - (Huxley, Aldous - Beauty)
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Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. - (Huxley, Aldous - Beauty)
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What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera. - (Huxley, Aldous - Body)
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A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul. - (Huxley, Aldous - Books - Reading)
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The brotherhood of men does not imply their equality. Families have their fools and their men of genius, their black sheep and their saints, their worldly successes and their worldly failures. A man should treat his brothers lovingly and with justice, according to the deserts of each. But the deserts of every brother are not the same. - (Huxley, Aldous - Brotherhood)
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Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held. - (Huxley, Aldous - Bureaucracy)
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The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different. - (Huxley, Aldous - Charm)
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But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed -- a compass, not a weathercock. - (Huxley, Aldous - Churches)
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A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it. - (Huxley, Aldous - Cities and City Life)
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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. - (Huxley, Aldous - Consistency)
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The only completely consistent people are the dead. - (Huxley, Aldous - Consistency)
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