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 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

The Brave New World character Mustapha Mond, Resident World Controller of Western Europe, is named after Sir Alfred Mond. … Huxley used the setting and characters in his science fiction novel to express widely held opinions, particularly the fear of losing individual identity in the fast-paced world of the future.

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Mustapha Mond at one point says that if there were a God, he would not be present in the society of the World State because he isn’t needed.

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want to sin.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Did you ever feel, as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren’t using – you know, like all the water that goes down the falls instead of through the turbines?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“We don’t want to change. Every change is a menace to stability.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Happiness has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it, Mr. Watson–paying because you happen to be too much interested in beauty. I was too much interested in truth; I paid too.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Those who meant well behaved in the same way as those who meant badly.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“It isn’t only art that is incompatible with happiness, it’s also science. Science is dangerous, we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“The optimum population is modeled on the iceberg- eight-ninths below the water line, one-ninth above.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make a choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“They’re old; they’re about God hundreds of years ago. Not about God now”
“But God doesn’t change”
“Men do though”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A physical shortcoming could produce a kind of mental excess. The process, it seemed, was reversible. Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“O brave new world that has such people in it.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“One can’t have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it, Mr. Watson – paying because you happen to be too much interested in beauty.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“This concern with the basic condition of freedom — the absence of physical constraint — is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free — to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes
  Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Can you say something about nothing?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Isn’t there something in living dangerously?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I don’t want comfort. I want poetry. I want danger. I want freedom. I want sin.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“But every one belongs to everyone else”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“To be excited is still to be unsatisfied.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I like being myself. Myself and nasty.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“…most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“No social stability without individual stability.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then,” he added in a lower tone, “I ate my own wickedness.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“…reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays….”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“The Savage interrupted him. “But isn’t it natural to feel there’s a God?”
“You might as well ask if it’s natural to do up one’s trousers with zippers,” said the Controller sarcastically. “You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct. As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons–that’s philosophy. People believe in God because they’ve been conditioned to.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“The Savage nodded, frowning. “You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ’tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them…But you don’t do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It’s too easy.”
…”What you need,” the Savage went on, “is something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough here.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Great is the truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A love of nature keeps no factories busy.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want sin.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Ending is better than mending.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“It is natural to believe in God when you’re alone– quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Pain was a fascinating horror”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World