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Actors, Acting
Engrave this Quote Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.
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-Aldous Huxley
Advertising
Engrave this Quote I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public.
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Apathy
Engrave this Quote Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
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Art
Engrave this Quote The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.
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Engrave this Quote If it were not for the intellectual snobs who pay -- in solid cash -- the tribute which philistinism owes to culture, the arts would perish with their starving practitioners. Let us thank heaven for hypocrisy.
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Atheism
Engrave this Quote An atheist is a person who has no invisible means of support
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Attitude
Engrave this Quote Those who believe that they are exclusively in the right are generally those who achieve something.
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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.
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Beauty
Engrave this Quote Where beauty is worshipped for beauty's sake as a goddess, independent of and superior to morality and philosophy, the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
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Engrave this Quote Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
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Bureaucracy
Engrave this Quote Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.
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Cats
Engrave this Quote If you want to be a psychological novelist and write about human beings, the best thing you can do is keep a pair of cats.
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Charisma
Engrave this Quote The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
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City Life, Cities
Engrave this Quote 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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Consistency
Engrave this Quote Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
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Engrave this Quote The only completely consistent people are the dead.
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Death
Engrave this Quote Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre.
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Engrave this Quote Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh?
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Engrave this Quote A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
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Desires
Engrave this Quote People will insist on treating the mons Veneris as though it were Mount Everest. Too silly!
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Engrave this Quote There are confessable agonies, sufferings of which one can positively be proud. Of bereavement, of parting, of the sense of sin and the fear of death the poets have eloquently spoken. They command the world's sympathy. But there are also discreditable anguishes, no less excruciating than the others, but of which the sufferer dare not, cannot speak. The anguish of thwarted desire, for example.
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Drugs
Engrave this Quote Which is better: to have fun with fungi or to have Idiocy with ideology, to have wars because of words, to have tomorrow's misdeeds out of yesterday's miscreeds?
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Engrave this Quote If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.
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Engrave this Quote Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life
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-Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, ch. 14 (1937)
Education
Engrave this Quote The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.
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