Brave New World Consumerism Quotes by Aldous Huxley, William Shakespeare and many others.
All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.
But every one belongs to every one else
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
In a word, they failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.
”But that’s the price we have to pay for stability. You’ve got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We’ve sacrificed the high art.
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.
Hug me till you drug me, honey; Kiss me till I’m in a coma.
And that,” put in the Director sententiously, “that is the secret of happiness and virtue — liking what you’ve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable social destiny.
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.
I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.
O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!
One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.
For particulars, as everyone knows, make for virtue and happiness; generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers but fretsawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society.
The greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead astray.
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.
God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
When the individual feels, the community reels.