Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on age, children, enthusiasm, genius, losing, secrets, and spirit

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on creation, existence, and miracles

I was not looking now at an unusual flower arrangement. I was seeing what Adam had seen on the morning of his creation - the miracle, moment by moment, of naked existence.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on achievement and belief

Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on certainty and universe

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on circumstances, freedom, nonsense, and spirituality

Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on talent

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There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Point Counter Point, 1928

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on mind

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A poor degenerate from the ape, Whose hands are four, whose tail's a limb, I contemplate my flaccid shape And know I may not rival him Save with my mind.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: First Philosopher’s Song

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on evolution, failure, fatherhood, friendship, love, and progress

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons, that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship, love, fatherhood, and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Interview with J. W. N. Sullivan, Contemporary Mind, London, 1934.

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on literature, memory, and privacy

Every man's memory is his private literature.

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