Brave New World Technology Quotes by Aldous Huxley, William Shakespeare and many others.
No social stability without individual stability.
A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
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.
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.
The more stitches, the less riches.
One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.
I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.
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.
O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t!
Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.
What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder.
Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects… totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable 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.
It is natural to believe in God when you’re alone– quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.