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Brave New World

Brave New World

Brave New World is a dystopian novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Largely set in a futuristic World State, inhabited by genetically modified citizens and an intelligence-based social hierarchy, the novel anticipates huge scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation and classical conditioning that are combined to make a dystopian society which is challenged by only a single individual: the story's protagonist. Huxley followed this book with a reassessment in essay form, Brave New World Revisited , and with his final novel, Island , the utopian counterpart. The novel is often compared to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four .


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„Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.“

—  Aldous Huxley, book Brave New World

Variant: You can't consume much if you sit still and read books.
Source: Brave New World (1932), Ch. 3<!-- p. 50 -->

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„God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness.“

—  Aldous Huxley, book Brave New World

The Controller, Mustapha Mond, in Ch. 17
Source: Brave New World (1932)

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„Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.“

—  Aldous Huxley, book Brave New World

Foreword, to the 1946 edition
Brave New World (1932)
Context: 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 wrong-doing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.

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