Facts are ventriloquists dummies. Sitting on a wise man's knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.
Quote by Aldous Huxley
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the...
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to...
Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid...
We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look.
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's...
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens...
Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves,...
We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
People are much too solemn about things - I'm all for sticking pins into Episcopal...
The horror no less than the charm of real life consists precisely in the recurrent...
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age,...
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Defined in psychological terms, a fanatic is a man who consciously over-compensates a secret doubt.
Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and...