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The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. - Aldous Huxley

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

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There isn't any formula or method. You learn to love by loving - by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.

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We can only love what we know, and we can never know completely what we do not love. Love is a mode of knowledge

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But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed - a compass, not a weathercock.

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Why do you love the woman you're in love with? Because she is. And that, after all, is God's own definition of Himself; I am that I am. The girl is who she is. Some of her isness spills over and impregnates the entire universe. Objects and events cease to be mere representations of classes and become their own uniqueness; cease to be illustrations of verbal abstractions and become fully concrete. Then you stop being in love, and the universe collapses, with an almost audible squeak of derision, into its normal insignificance.

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Pure Spirit, one hundred degrees proof - that's a drink that only the most hardened contemplation-guzzlers indulge in. Bodhisattvas dilute their Nirvana with equal parts of love and work.

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The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love - almost as violent and much more mischievous.

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A love of nature keeps no factories busy. - Aldous Huxley

A love of nature keeps no factories busy.

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You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.

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You can't make flivvers without steel - and you can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get. They're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're not afraid of death; they're blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they're plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they're so conditioned that they practically can't help behaving as they ought to behave.

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

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

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At any given moment, life is completely senseless. But viewed over a period, it seems to reveal itself as an organism existing in time, having a purpose, trending in a certain direction.

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Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. - Aldous Huxley

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.

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Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.

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Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying. - Aldous Huxley

Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.

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Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

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Experience teaches only the teachable. - Aldous Huxley

Experience teaches only the teachable.

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Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. - Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.

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Happiness is like coke: something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else. - Aldous Huxley

Happiness is like coke: something you get as a by-product in the process of making something else.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

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Love casts out fear; but conversely fear casts out love. And not only love. Fear also casts out intelligence, casts out goodness, casts out all thought of beauty and truth.

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People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think. - Aldous Huxley

People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

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Nothing is more dreadful than a cold, unimpassioned indulgence. And love infallibly becomes cold and unimpassioned when it is too lightly made.

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A life worshipper's philosophy is comprehensive. He is at one moment a positivist and at another a mystic: now haunted by the thought of death and now a Dionysian child of nature; now a pessimist and now, with a change of lover or liver or even the weather, an exuberant believer that God's in his heaven and all's right with the world.

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