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  • All crosses had their tops cut and became T's. There was also a thing called God.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • The more stitches, the less riches.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • And the present sheared asunder from the past, like an iceberg sheared off from its frozen parent cliffs, and went sailing out to sea in lonely pride. All the past ages had accomplished was as nothing.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • Pilkington, at Mombasa, had produced individuals who were sexually mature at four and full grown at six and a half. A scientific triumph. But socially useless. Six-year-old men and women were too stupid to do even Epsilon work. And the process was an all-or-nothing one; either you failed to modify at all, or else you modified the whole way. They were still trying to find the ideal compromise between adults of twenty and adults of six. So far without success. Mr Foster sighed and shook his head.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")


  • Those who meant well behaved in the same way as those who meant badly.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons-that's philosophy. People believe in God because they've been conditioned to believe in God.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • Round and round they went with their snakes, snakily...
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • Because it is idiotic. Writing when there's nothing to say...
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • To be excited is still to be unsatisfied.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can't consume much if you sit still and read books.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • The fitchew nor the soiled horse goes to't with a more riotous appetite.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • But every one belongs to every one else
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")

  • But as time goes on, they, as all men, will find that independence was not made for man- that it is an unnatural state- will do for a while, but will not carry us on safely to the end
    (Aldous Huxley, "Brave New World")


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