Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.

Aldous Huxley was a humanist, pacifist, and satirist, and he was latterly interested in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. He is also well known for advocating and taking psychedelics.

By the end of his life Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time and respected as an important researcher into visual communication and sight-related theories as well.

Read more about Aldous Huxley:  Early Life, Career, Association With Vedanta, Eyesight, Personal Life, Death, Awards, Film Adaptations of Huxley's Work

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    Oh, how desperately bored, in spite of their grim determination to have a Good Time, the majority of pleasure-seekers really are!
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    Isn’t it remarkable how everyone who knew Lawrence has felt compelled to write about him? Why, he’s had more books written about him than any writer since Byron!
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)

    The philosophy of action for action, power for the sake of power, had become an established orthodoxy. ‘Thou has conquered, O go-getting Babbitt.’
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