Aldous Huxley Quotes, Books, Novels, Essays and Aldous Huxley Biography, Wiki, Career

Aldous Huxley, in full Aldous Leonard Huxley is an American English novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence whose works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire. Heremains best known for one novel, Brave New World (1932), a model for much dystopian science fiction that followed. He was born on 26 July 1894 in Godalming, Surrey, England and died on November 22, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.). Aldous Huxley also publishes ort stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, he was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.

NameAldous Huxley
Full NameAldous Leonard Huxley
BornJuly 26, 1894 in Godalming, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
Died22 November 1963
GenresLiterature & Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
InfluencesH.G. Wells, William Blake, Dickens, Krishnamurti, Julian Huxley, Thomas Arnold, Mary Augusta Ward, James Watt, Henry Ford, Albert Hofmann
  
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Aldous Huxley Awards

  • 1939: James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for After Many a Summer Dies the Swan).
  • 1959: American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit (for Brave New World).
  • 1962: Companion of Literature (Royal Society of Literature)

Aldous Huxley Novels

  • Chrome Yellow (1921)
  • Antic Hay (1923)
  • Those Barren Leaves (1925)
  • Point Counter Point (1928)
  • Brave New World (1932)
  • Eyeless in Gaza (1936)
  • After Many a Summer (1939)
  • Time Must Have a Stop (1944)
  • Ape and Essence (1948)
  • The Genius and the Goddess (1955)
  • Island (1962)

Aldous Huxley Short Stories .

  • Limbo (1920)
  • Mortal Coils (1922)
  • Little Mexican (1924)
  • Two or Three Graces (1926)
  • Brief Candles (1930)
  • The Young Arquimedes
  • Jacob’s Hands; A Fable (Late 1930s)
  • Collected Short Stories (1957)

Aldous Huxley Poetry

  • The Burning Wheel (1916)
  • Jonah (1917)
  • The Defeat of Youth (1918)
  • Leda (1920)
  • Arabia Infelix (1929)
  • The Cicadias and Other Poems (1931)
  • First Philosopher’s Song

Aldous Huxley Travel Writing

  • Along The Road (1925)
  • Jesting Pilate (1926)
  • Beyond the Mexique Bay (1934)

Aldous Huxley Essays

  • On the Margin (1923)
  • Along the Road (1925)
  • Essays New and Old (1926)
  • Proper Studies (1927)
  • Do What You Will (1929)
  • Vulgarity in Literature (1930)
  • Music at Night (1931)
  • Texts and Pretexts (1932)
  • The Olive Tree (1936)
  • Ends and Means (1937)
  • Words and their Meanings (1940)
  • The Art of Seeing (1942)
  • The Perennial Philosophy (1945)
  • Science, Liberty and Peace (1946)
  • Themes and Variations (1950)
  • Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow (1952)
  • The Doors of Perception (1954)
  • Heaven and Hell (1956)
  • Adonis and the Alphabet (1956)
  • Collected Essays (1958)
  • Brave New World Revisited (1958)
  • Literature and Science (1963)

Aldous Huxley Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. – Aldous Huxley
  • There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley
  • To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. – Aldous Huxley
  • A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy. – Aldous Huxley
  • Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor, for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams, the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision. – Aldous Huxley
  • To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley
  • The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not. – Aldous Huxley
  • My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. – Aldous Huxley
  • The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own. – Aldous Huxley
  • Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. – Aldous Huxley
  • There is something curiously boring about somebody else’s happiness. – Aldous Huxley
  • There’s only one effectively redemptive sacrifice, the sacrifice of self-will to make room for the knowledge of God. – Aldous Huxley
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  • The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. – Aldous Huxley
  • After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. – Aldous Huxley
  • Experience teaches only the teachable. – Aldous Huxley
  • It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. – Aldous Huxley
  • Like every other good thing in this world, leisure and culture have to be paid for. Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay. – Aldous Huxley
  • Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. – Aldous Huxley
  • 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. – Aldous Huxley
  • There isn’t any formula or method. You learn to love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done. – Aldous Huxley
  • Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty – his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure. – Aldous Huxley
  • Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself. – Aldous Huxley
  • Sons have always a rebellious wish to be disillusioned by that which charmed their fathers. – Aldous Huxley
  • Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations. – Aldous Huxley
  • Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you. – Aldous Huxley
  • Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. – Aldous Huxley
  • Men do not learn much from the lessons of history and that is the most important of all the lessons of history. – Aldous Huxley
  • All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours. – Aldous Huxley
  • Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. – Aldous Huxley
  • The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. – Aldous Huxley
  • Dream in a pragmatic way. – Aldous Huxley
  • Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. – Aldous Huxley
  • A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention. – Aldous Huxley
  • That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. – Aldous Huxley
  • A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor. – Aldous Huxley

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