"Há um único recanto do universo que podemos ter certeza de melhorar: o nosso próprio eu."

Aldous Huxley em O Tempo Deve Parar (via trechosdaliteratura)

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“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.” - Happy Birthday Aldous Huxley

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Children’s Book

The Crows of Pearblossom

By Aldous Huxley


Paid $4.00

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“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.” —Aldous Huxley (Taken with Instagram)

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"Se uma pessoa é diferente, é fatal que se torne solitária."

Admirável Mundo Novo (via dystopic-reality)

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"[He] Thought of the incomprehensible sequence of changes and chances that make up a life, all the beauties and horrors and absurdities whose conjunctions create the uninterpretable and yet divinely significant pattern of human destiny."

Aldous Huxley, Island (via tokillahumblebee)

(Source: bellahugo)

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Happy 118th Birthday, Aldous Huxley!

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"Ahí está la ironía de nuestro destino: tener sentimientos shakesperianos y -a menos que tengamos la suerte de uno a mil millones de ser realmente Shakespeare-, hablar de ellos como vendedores de automóviles, jovencitas o profesores. Practicamos la alquimia al revés: tocamos oro y lo convertimos en plomo; tocamos la lírica pura de la experiencia y la convertimos en los equivalentes verbales de mondongo y bazofia."

Aldous Huxley, El genio y la diosa (via otromar)

(via otromar-deactivated20130903)

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Much like J.D. Salinger, Aldous Huxley was an adherent of Vedantic faith. In fact, together with Gerald Heard, Christopher Isherwood, and other followers he was initiated by the Swami Prabhavananda and was taught meditation and spiritual practices…

“All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.” ― Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow

Photo: Bassano, September 1931 - vintage print (NPG, London)

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"As one living the life of reason, Jacobson objected to owning things. One so easily became the slave of things and not their master"

Aldous Huxley ~ (From: Happily Ever After)

(Source: quoththeculture)

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“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.”  Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley was born July 26, 1894.  Huxley is best known for Brave New World, his 1932 novel about a utopian society.  The title is taken from a Shakespeare quote from The Tempest when Miranda says, “O wonder!  How many goodly creatures are there here!  How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in’t.”   Huxley wrote Brave New World Revisited as well.  Just before his death the novel Island was publishe, a book that could be called the final book of a trilogy, with a story that is the complete opposite of Brave New World.  All of his books are available at your local library or a local bookstore.

Huxley also worked in Hollywood quite a lot.  He wrote the screenplay for the 1943 version of Jane Eyre starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles as well as the 1940 Greer Garson version of Pride and Prejudice.  

There’s a crazy good website of Huxley’s work including full PDF versions of the books mentioned above.  So don’t be shy, be Brave…go investigate & learn more about the author of one of the best books written in the 20th century.

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"I continued to look at the flowers, and in their living light I seemed to detect the qualitative equivalent of breathing - but of a breathing without returns to a starting point, with no recurrent ebbs but only a repeated flow from beauty to heightened beauty, from deeper to even deeper meaning. Words like “grace” and “transfiguration” came to my mind, and this, of course, was what, among other things, they stood for. My eyes traveled from the rose to the carnation, and from that feathery incandescence to the smooth scrolls of sentient amethyst which were the iris. The Beatific Vision, Sat Chit Ananda, Being-Awareness Bliss - for the first time I understood, not on the verbal level, not by inchoate hints or at a distance, but precisely and completely what those prodigious syllables referred to. And then I remembered a passage I had read in one of Suzuki’s essays. “What is the Dharma-Body of the Buddha?” (“The Dharma-Body of the Buddha” is another way of saying Mind, Suchness, the Void, the Godhead.) The question is asked in a Zen monastery by an earnest and bewildered novice. And with the prompt irrelevance of one of the Marx Brothers, the Master answers, “The hedge at the bottom of the garden.” “And the man who realizes this truth,” the novice dubiously inquires, “what, may I ask, is he?” Groucho gives him a whack over the shoulders with his staff and answers, “A golden-haired lion.”"

Aldous Huxley, describing an experience under the influence of mescaline in The Doors of Perception. (via tarlol)

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Alice in Wonderland was released 61 years ago today- which was also Aldous Huxley’s  57th birthday. 

Coincidence? I think not. 

(And happy birthday, Aldous Huxley)

(Source: veryqueerandjewishenough)

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