Brave New World Lenina Quotes by Aldous Huxley, Stephenie Meyer, William Shakespeare and many others.
No social stability without individual stability.
What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you?
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.
The greater a man’s talents, the greater his power to lead astray.
I love you more than anything in the world combined.
You’ve got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can’t think of the really good, penetrating, X-rayish phrases.
O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!
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 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.
All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.
We can’t allow science to undo its own good work.
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.
When the individual feels, the community reels.
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.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
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.