Aldous Huxley

1894 - 1963

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on boredom and wives

No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat, when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife. No man has ever dared to proclaim his illicit amours so frankly as this same tom caterwauling on the tiles.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Collected Essays

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on appearance, familiarity, and majorities

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on charm, day, discovery, losing, mind, and spirit

Quoting that which was spoken of the young Archimedes: . . . [he] was as much enchanted by the rudiments of algebra as he would have been if I had given him an engine worked by steam, with a methylated spirit lamp to heat the boiler; more enchanted, perhaps for the engine would have got broken, and, remaining always itself, would in any case have lost its charm, while the rudiments of algebra continued to grow and blossom in his mind with an unfailing luxuriance. Every day he made the discovery of something which seemed to him exquisitely beautiful; the new toy was inexhaustible in its potentialities.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on beauty, death, and happiness

Beauty for some provides escape, Who gain a happiness in eyeing The gorgeous buttocks of the ape Or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

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