Quotes by Aldous Huxley

"Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced."

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

"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."

"You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad."

"Maybe this world is another planet’s hell."

Books by Aldous Huxley

  • Brave New World
  • 1,530,130 ratings
  • September 1st 1998 by HarperPerennial / Perennial Classics

    (first published 1932)

  • Island
  • 26,898 ratings
  • July 30th 2002 by Harper Perennial Classics

    (first published 1962)

  • Brave New World Revisited
  • 16,647 ratings
  • September 5th 2006 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics

    (first published November 1958)

Aldous Huxley
  • Aldous Huxley

  • Date of birth: July 26, 1894
  • Died: November 22, 1963
  • Born: in Godalming, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death in 1963. Best known for his novels and wide-ranging output of essays, he also published short stories, poetry, travel writing, and film stories and scripts. Through his novels and essays Huxley functioned as an examiner and sometimes critic of social mores, norms and ideals. Huxley was a humanist but was also interested towards the end of his life in spiritual subjects such as parapsychology and philosophical mysticism. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the pre-eminent intellectuals of his time.