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.
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“When truth is nothing but the truth, its unnatural, its an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth. Thats why art moves youprecisely because its unadulterated with all the irrelevancies of real life.”
—Aldous Huxley (18941963)
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