"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Aldous Huxley on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Aldous Huxley on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Aldous Huxley on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Aldous Huxley on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Aldous Huxley on Joseph Stalin
"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?"