Quotations by Author

Aldous Huxley

A gramme is better than a damn./A slogan encouraging people not to dwell on gloomy thoughts, but to obliterate them with drugs.

Hug me till you drug me, honey;/Kiss me till I'm in a coma:/Hug me, honey, snuggly bunny; Love's as good as soma.

Feel how the Greater Being comes!/Rejoice and, in rejoicing die!/Melt in the music of the drums! For I am you and you are I.

Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.

Which is better: to have Fun with Fungi or to have Idiocy with Ideology, to have Wars because of Words, to have Tomorrow's Misdeeds out of Yesterday's Miscreeds?

You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion.... Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.