"From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Aldous Huxley on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Aldous Huxley on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Aldous Huxley on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Aldous Huxley on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Aldous Huxley on Mark Twain
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."
"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."
"We are all geniuses up to the age of ten."
"Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image."
"Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?"