British author Aldous Huxley.

Aldous Huxley

(1894 - 1963)

Aldous Huxley derived the title for his 1932 novel Brave New World from the final scene of The Tempest, when Miranda exclaims, “How beauteous mankind is!/O brave new world! / That has such people in it!” Huxley in 1954 published an account of his experiments with psychedelic drugs, The Doors of Perception, taking this title from a line in William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and later providing Jim Morrison with the name for his band. He died at the age of sixty-nine in 1963, receiving a dose of LSD on his deathbed.

All Writing

It is delightful to read on the spot the impressions and opinions of tourists who visited a hundred years ago, in the vehicles and with the aesthetic prejudices of the period, the places which you are visiting now. The voyage ceases to be a mere tour through space; you travel through time and thought as well.

- Aldous Huxley,1925

If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay in solid cash—the tribute which philistinism owes to culture, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.

- Aldous Huxley,1926

A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.

- Aldous Huxley,1934

I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.

- Aldous Huxley,1925

Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts. 

- Aldous Huxley,1929

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