Talk:Aldous Huxley

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Too bold[edit]

Bold is being heavily overused on this page. ImperfectlyInformed 01:22, 10 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Chastity--the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions.
  • To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.

from "Brave New World revisited", needing chapter and page number[edit]

  • Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.

--Linda.floren (talk) 21:17, 17 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Ironically enough, the only people who can hold up indefinitely under the stress of modern war are psychotics. Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.

It ain't in there. --A876 (talk) 06:50, 19 September 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dubious Source: Crome Yellow[edit]

The first quote is not from Crome Yellow as can be verified by searching the full text:

Also it seems to be more of a intended exaggerated satire said by a despicable character in a novel than a real quote of what the author intends to express.

Older source[edit]

"It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a little kinder.'" this was quoted by Jay Stevens in Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream (1987) p.141

More interesting than sex[edit]

Widely attributed, but a quick googling found no proper citations. Paradoctor (talk) 07:23, 29 April 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wrong source for "Technological progress..."?[edit]

I could not find "Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards" in "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" (pp. 137-146 in Adonis and the Alphabet) nor in Collected Essays. I only have access to the latter in Google snippet view, so maybe it's actually there. But the former is available in full on the Internet archive and I couldn't find the quote in it. Furthermore, I did find the quote in Huxley's Ends and Means (1937, p 8), also available in full on the Internet archive. --Hughh (talk) 03:03, 27 June 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]