Anglické citáty – Aldous Huxley

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  • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
  • Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
  • I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
  • An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
  • The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
  • Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.
  • You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.

  • Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
  • Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  • All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
  • The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
  • Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
  • There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
  • Every man’s memory is his private literature.
  • To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
  • I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
  • We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
  • Experience teaches only the teachable.

  • Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
  • There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.
  • 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.
  • I can sympathize with people’s pains, but not with their pleasure. There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness.
  • Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
  • Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.
  • But the nature of the universe is such that the ends never justify the means. On the contrary, the means always determine the end.
  • When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.
  • Two thirds of all sorrow is homemade and, so far as the universe is concerned, unnecessary.