A man can smile and smile and be a villain.
("Brave New World")
More Quotes from Aldous Huxley:Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
Seated upon the convex mound Of one vast kidney, Jonah prays And sings his canticles and hymns, Making the hollow vault resound Gods goodness and mysterious ways, Till the great fish spouts music as he swims.
Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
The investigation of nature is an infinite pasture-ground where all may graze, and where the more bite, the longer the grass grows, the sweeter is its flavor, and the more it nourishes.
No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat, when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife. No man has ever dared to proclaim his illicit amours so frankly as this same tom caterwauling on the tiles.
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
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