Selected Quotes

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“A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.” Aldous Huxley

“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.” Aldous Huxley

“When the nobility see that they are unable to resist the people, they unite in exalting one of their number and creating him prince, so as to be able to carry out their own designs under the shadow of his authority.” Machiavelli, The Prince, ch. IX

“The modern susceptibility to conformity and obedience to authority indicates that the truth endorsed by authority is likely to be accepted as such by a majority of the people.” David Edwards – British columnist – Source: Burning All Illusions, 1996

“The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice … you don’t.

You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying … lobbying, to get what they want … Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want …

They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking.” George Carlin

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” Aldous Huxley

“An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex.” Aldous Huxley

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

“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.” Aldous Huxley

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
― Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein

“Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.” George Orwell

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” George Orwell

“Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.” Aldous Huxley

“So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” George Orwell

“In our time political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.” George Orwell

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” Aldous Huxley

“Maybe This World is Another Planet’s Hell.” Aldous Huxley

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