Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
Quote by Aldous Huxley
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and...
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong....
Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation.
The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything
Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
People travel for the same reason they collect works of art: because the best people...
Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them...
No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat...
The quality of moral behavior varies in inverse ratio to the number of human beings...
Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions, it is walled and roofed with them
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at...
An intellectual is a person who's found one thing that's more interesting than sex.
Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their...
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Reading history is good for all of us, he says, not surprisingly, perhaps, but his...
No human being ever spoke of scenery for above two minutes at a time, which...
Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.