Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly 50 books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems.
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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly 50 books—both novels and non-fiction works—as with ease as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems.
Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Early in his career, he published rude stories and poetry and reduced the hypothetical magazine Oxford Poetry, before going upon to name travel writing, satire, and screenplays. He spent the latter ration of his moving picture in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. By the decrease of his life, Huxley was widely usual as one of the foremost intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine epoch and was elected Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature in 1962.
Huxley was a pacifist. He grew eager in philosophical mysticism and universalism, addressing these subjects past works such as The Perennial Philosophy (1945)—which illustrates commonalities amongst Western and Eastern mysticism—and The Doors of Perception (1954)—which interprets his own psychedelic experience similar to mescaline. In his most famous novel Brave New World (1932) and his utter novel Island (1962), he presented his vision of dystopia and utopia, respectively.
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A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.
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.
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.