If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay - in solid cash - the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
Source: Jesting Pilate, 1926.
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Blood of the world, time staunchless flows; The wound is mortal and is mine.
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
Source: Mr. Topes, in Mortal Coils, 1922
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Source: The Perennial Philosophy.
Work is prayer. Work is also stink. Therefore stink is prayer.
It is far easier to write ten passable 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.
The quality of moral behaviour varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings involved. Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963) English novelist, critic Grey Eminence, ch. 10 (1941).
Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays.
Source: Brave New World
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
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