The horror no less than the charm of real life consists precisely in the recurrent actualization of the inconceivable
Quote by Aldous Huxley
People intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are.
A competent portraitist knows how to imply the profile in the full face.
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to...
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one...
It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.
The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to...
Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities
Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people's happiness.
A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one;...
The most distressing thing that can happen to a prophet is to be proved wrong....
There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it...
The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion.