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Antic Hay Antic Hay by Aldous Huxley
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“Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?”
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“...‘I am interested in everything,’ interrupted Gumbril Junior.
‘Which comes to the same thing,’ said his father parenthetically, ‘as being interested in nothing.”
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“Grief doesn't kill, love doesn't kill; but time kills everything, kills desire, kills sorrow, kills in the end the mind that feels them; wrinkels and softens the body while it still lives, tots it like a medlar, kills it too at last.”
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“Shearwater sighed, like a whale in the night.”
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“Hora novissima, tempora pessima sunt, vigilemus...”
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“...‘Beetles, black beetles’ – his father had a really passionate feeling about the clergy. Mumbo-jumbery was another of his favourite words. An atheist and an anti-clerical of the strict old school he was.”
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“Many seeds had fallen in the stony places of his spirit, to spring luxuriantly up into stalky plants and wither again because they had no deepness of earth; many had been sown there and had died, since his mother scattered the seeds of the wild flowers”
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“...good she had been. Not nice, not merely molto simpatico – how charmingly and effectively these foreign tags assist one in calling a spade by some other name! – but good. You felt the active radiance of her goodness when you were near her…. And that feeling, was that less real and valid than two plus two?”
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“Christlike in my behavior
Like any good believer
I imitate the Savior
And cultivate a beaver”
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“I wish they'd hurry up with the second scene,' said Mrs. Viveash. 'If there's anything that bores me, it's entr'actes.'
'Most of one's life is an entr'acte,' said Gumbril.”
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“From within that chipped gilt frame all the beauty, all the grandeur of religion looked darkly out upon the pink room.”
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“Гамбрил Младший закурил трубку.

— Я пришел к заключению, — заговорил он, раскуривая трубку, — что большинство людей... вообще не следовало бы... ничему учить. — Он бросил спичку. — Да простит нас Бог, но ведь они же собаки. Какой смысл учить их чему бы то ни было, кроме умения вести себя прилично, работать и повиноваться? Факты, теории, мировые истины — какая им польза от всего этого? Учить их понимать — да ведь это же только запутывать их; они из-за этого перестают воспринимать простую видимую реальность. Только один процент учащихся, не больше, извлекает какую-нибудь пользу из научного или литературного образования.”
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