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Aldous Huxley

Születési dátum: 26. július 1894
Halál dátuma: 22. november 1963
Más nevek: Aldous L. Huxley, Aldous Leonard Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley brit író, költő és filozófus. Az 1937-től az Egyesült Államokban élt író legismertebb műve a Szép új világ című disztópia, mely 1931-ben íródott majd egy évvel később jelent meg először nyomtatásban. Műveinek gyakori témája volt a társadalom, eszköze a társadalomkritika és a szatíra, de versei, esszéi, bűnügyi témájú regényei és novellái is voltak. Aldous Huxley-t hét különböző évben jelölték irodalmi Nobel-díjra.

Idézetek Aldous Huxley

„I am I, and I wish I weren't.“

—  Aldous Huxley, könyv Brave New World

Forrás: Brave New World

„Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.“

—  Aldous Huxley

"Note on Dogma"
Proper Studies (1927)
Forrás: Complete Essays 2, 1926-29

„But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.“

—  Aldous Huxley, könyv Brave New World

Változat: I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want sin.
Forrás: Brave New World

„Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.“

—  Aldous Huxley

As quoted in Peter's Quotations: Ideas for Our Time (1979) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 239

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„An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.“

—  Aldous Huxley

As quoted without citation in Discovering Evolutionary Ecology: Bringing Together Ecology And Evolution (2006) by Peter J. Mayhew, p. 24
Attributed

„There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.“

—  Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley, using the term "the doors of perception" which originated with William Blake in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. It is sometimes credited to Morrison because he cited it in interviews as the inspiration for the name The Doors and without always crediting Huxley as the source.
Misattributed

„That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.“

—  Aldous Huxley

Forrás: " A Case of Voluntary Ignorance http://www.christiebooks.com/ChristieBooksWP/2013/11/a-case-of-voluntary-ignorance-by-aldous-huxley/" in Collected Essays (1959)

„One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.“

—  Aldous Huxley, könyv Brave New World

The Controller, Mustapha Mond, in Ch. 17
Változat: People believe in God because they've been conditioned to believe in God.
Forrás: Brave New World (1932)

„The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.“

—  Aldous Huxley

Változat: The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

„Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.“

—  Aldous Huxley

Texts and Pretexts (1932), p. 5
Forrás: Texts & Pretexts: An Anthology With Commentaries
Kontextus: The poet is, etymologically, the maker. Like all makers, he requires a stock of raw materials — in his case, experience. Now experience is not a matter of having actually swum the Hellespont, or danced with the dervishes, or slept in a doss-house. It is a matter of sensibility and intuition, of seeing and hearing the significant things, of paying attention at the right moments, of understanding and co-ordinating. Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. It is a gift for dealing with the accidents of existence, not the accidents themselves. By a happy dispensation of nature, the poet generally possesses the gift of experience in conjunction with that of expression.

„But happily there is the Highest Common Factor of all religions, the Perennial Philosophy which has always and everywhere been the metaphysical system of prophets, saints and sages. It is perfectly possible for people to remain good Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, or Moslems and yet to be united in full agreement on the basic doctrines of the Perennial Philosophy.“

—  Aldous Huxley

Introduction to the Bhagavad-Gita (1944)
Kontextus: I have tried to show that the Perennial Philosophy and its ethical corollaries constitute a Highest Common Factor, present in all the major religions of the world. To affirm this truth has never been more imperatively necessary than at the present time. There will never be enduring peace unless and until human beings come to accept a philosophy of life more adequate to the cosmic and psychological facts than the insane idolatries of nationalism and the advertising man’s apocalyptic faith in Progress towards a mechanized New Jerusalem. All the elements of this philosophy are present, as we have seen, in the traditional religions. But in existing circumstances there is not the slightest chance that any of the traditional religions will obtain universal acceptance. Europeans and Americans will see no reason for being converted to Hinduism, say, or Buddhism. And the people of Asia can hardly be expected to renounce their own traditions for the Christianity professed, often sincerely, by the imperialists who, for four hundred years and more, have been systematically attacking, exploiting, and oppressing, and are now trying to finish off the work of destruction by “educating” them. But happily there is the Highest Common Factor of all religions, the Perennial Philosophy which has always and everywhere been the metaphysical system of prophets, saints and sages. It is perfectly possible for people to remain good Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, or Moslems and yet to be united in full agreement on the basic doctrines of the Perennial Philosophy.

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