Who is Aldous HuxleyAldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly 50 books, both novels and non-fiction works, as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems.
Born into the prominent Huxley family, he graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with an undergraduate degree in English literature. Early in his career, he published short stories and poetry and edited the literary magazine Oxford Poetry, before going on to publish travel writing, satire, and screenplays. He spent the latter part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death. By the end of his life, Huxley was widely acknowledged as one of the foremost intellectuals of his time. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature nine ...
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Aldous Huxley Poems
- Minoan Porcelain
Her eyes of bright unwinking glaze
All imperturbable do not
Even make pretences to regard
The justing absence of her stays,...
- By The Fire
We who are lovers sit by the fire,
Cradled warm 'twixt thought and will,
Sit and drowse like sleeping dogs
In the equipoise of all desire,...
- Song Of Poplars
Shepherd, to yon tall poplars tune your flute:
Let them pierce, keenly, subtly shrill,
The slow blue rumour of the hill;
Let the grass cry with an anguish of evening gold,...
Books and a coloured skein of thoughts were mine;
And magic words lay ripening in my soul
Till their much-whispered music turned a wine
Whose subtlest power was all in my control....
- On The Bus
Sitting on the top of the 'bus,
I bite my pipe and look at the sky.
Over my shoulder the smoke streams out
And my life with it....
Top 10 most used topics by Aldous HuxleyNight 12 Fire 11 Sky 11 Soul 11 Mind 11 Love 10 I Love You 10 Never 10 Beauty 10 Bright 10
Aldous Huxley Quotes
- Experience teaches only the teachable.
- The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
- 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 subltly and feel nobly.
- I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
- Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.