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Crome Yellow

Aldous Huxley

Top 10 Best Quotes

“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”

“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.”

“... one reads, above all, to prevent oneself thinking.”

“When one individual comes into intimate contact with another, she—or he, of course, as the case may be—must almost inevitably receive or inflict suffering.”

“Wherever the choice has had to be made between the man of reason and the madman, the world has unhesitatingly followed the madman.”

“The creation by word-power of something out of nothing--what is that but magic? And, may I add, what is that but literature?”

“Words are man's first and most grandiose invention. With language he created a whole new universe;”

“No, give me the past. It doesn’t change; it’s all there in black and white, and you can get to know about it comfortably and decorously and, above all, privately - by reading. … As reading becomes more and more habitual and widespread, an ever-increasing number of people will discover that books will give them all the pleasures of social life and none of its intolerable tedium.”

“he had been making an unsuccessful effort to write something about nothing in particular”

“Words - I wonder if you can realize how much I love them. You are too much preoccupied with mere things and ideas and people to understand the full beauty of words. Your mind is not a literary mind.”

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