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Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

“But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”

“If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.”

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”

“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”

“I am I, and I wish I weren't.”

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

“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”

“...most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”

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