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  • #31
    Jarod Kintz
    “I want to grow a flower for every time someone tells me “F*** you.” Then I’ll go back to that person and pin the flower on their lapel in a gesture of friendship. And while they are looking down on it in astonishment, I’ll bunch up my knuckles and punch them in the face.”
    Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.

  • #32
    Aldous Huxley
    “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #33
    Aldous Huxley
    “Ironically enough, the only people who can hold up indefinitely under the stress of modern war are psychotics. Individual insanity is immune to the consequences of collective insanity.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

  • #34
    Aldous Huxley
    “The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

  • #35
    Aldous Huxley
    “The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #36
    Aldous Huxley
    “I am I, and I wish I weren't.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #37
    Aldous Huxley
    “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #38
    Aldous Huxley
    “Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #39
    Aldous Huxley
    “To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.”
    Aldous Huxley
    tags: dogs

  • #40
    Aldous Huxley
    “Every man's memory is his private literature.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #41
    Aldous Huxley
    “You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. . . . Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #42
    Aldous Huxley
    “We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves. The martyrs go hand in hand into the arena; they are crucified alone. Embraced, the lovers desperately try to fuse their insulated ecstasies into a single self-transcendence; in vain. By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies—all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable. We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.”
    Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception

  • #43
    Aldous Huxley
    “I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #44
    Aldous Huxley
    “Experience teaches only the teachable.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #45
    Aldous Huxley
    “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a little kinder.”
    Aldous Huxley, Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics & the Visionary Experience

  • #46
    Aldous Huxley
    “Deprived of their newspapers or a novel, reading-addicts will fall back onto cookery books, on the literature which is wrapped around bottles of patent medicine, on those instructions for keeping the contents crisp which are printed on the outside of boxes of breakfast cereals. On anything.”
    Aldous Huxley, The Olive Tree

  • #47
    Aldous Huxley
    “No social stability without individual stability.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #48
    Aldous Huxley
    “There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol."
    ...
    "There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality."
    ...
    "But they used to take morphia and cocaine."
    ...
    "Two thousand pharmacologists and biochemists were subsidized in A.F. 178."
    ...
    "Six years later it was being produced commercially. The perfect drug."
    ...
    "Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant."
    ...
    "All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."
    ...
    "Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology."
    ...
    "Stability was practically assured.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #49
    Aldous Huxley
    “There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #50
    Aldous Huxley
    “All right then," said the savage defiantly, I'm claiming the right to be unhappy."
    "Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat, the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind."
    There was a long silence.
    "I claim them all," said the Savage at last.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #51
    Aldous Huxley
    “That all men are equal is a proposition which at ordinary times no sane individual has ever given his assent.”
    Aldous Huxley, Proper Studies

  • #52
    Jarod Kintz
    “If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people.”
    Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

  • #53
    Jarod Kintz
    “I consider conversations with people to be mind exercises, but I don't want to pull a muscle, so I stretch a lot. That's why I'm constantly either rolling my eyes or yawning.”
    Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

  • #54
    Jarod Kintz
    “I’m not waiting until my hair turns white to become patient and wise. Nope, I’m dyeing my hair tonight.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

  • #55
    Jarod Kintz
    “I find out a lot about myself by sleeping. Dreams, they are who I am when I’m too tired to be me.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

  • #56
    Jarod Kintz
    “I want to gather up all the ink cartridges in the universe, because somewhere, mixed in with all that ink, is the next great American novel. And I’d love nothing more than to drink it.”
    Jarod Kintz, I Want Two apply for a job at our country's largest funeral home, and then wear a suit and noose to the job interview.

  • #57
    Jarod Kintz
    “I want to meet a guy named Art. I'd take him to a museum, hang him on the wall, criticize him, and leave.”
    Jarod Kintz, I Want

  • #58
    Jarod Kintz
    “You can’t put a price tag on love. But if you could, I’d wait for it to go on sale.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

  • #59
    Jarod Kintz
    “Laughter is the sound of the soul dancing. My soul probably looks like Fred Astaire.”
    Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

  • #60
    Jarod Kintz
    “I want to write my own eulogy, and I want to write it in Latin. It seems only fitting to read a dead language at my funeral.”
    Jarod Kintz, I Want



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