Quotes and Insights by Aldous Huxley


  • Brave New World
  • Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited
  • The Doors of Perception / Heaven and Hell
  • The Doors of Perception
  • Island
  • The Perennial Philosophy
  • Brave New World Revisited
  • Point Counter Point
  • Crome Yellow
  • Ape and Essence
  • The Devils of Loudun
  • Eyeless in Gaza




  • “People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.”
  • “There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it.”
  • “The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.”
  • “The deepest sin against the human mind is to believe things without evidence.”
  • “Medical science has made such tremendous progress that there is hardly a healthy human left.”
  • “Never have so many been manipulated so much by so few.”
  • “The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’ — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”
  • “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
  • “The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.”
  • “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.”
  • “Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice.”
  • “Experience teaches only the teachable.”
  • “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.”
  • “Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.”