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"Maybe this world is another planet's hell."
1894 - 1963

"If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution-then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise."

"Two thousand pharmacologists and bio-chemists were subsidized. 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 )

"Rational and kindly behavior tends to produce good results and these results remain good even when the behavior which produced them was itself produced by a pill."
ALDOUS HUXLEY ( Brave New World Revisited, in Moksha: Writings on Psychedelics and the Visionary Experience, New York, 1977, p. 99 )

"What fun it would be if one didn't have to think about happiness!"
World Controller Mustapha Mond ( Brave New World )

Aldous Huxley talks about Brave New World
(video: mp4; 3.35Mb; also wmv 4.69Mb)

Aldous Huxley Interview
(mp4 and wmv; three parts)


1st Edition
Huxley Hotlinks
Doors of Perception
Barron's Notes on BNW
Monarch's Notes to BNW
Aldous Huxley Interview
Aldous Huxley on Heroin
Aldous Huxley Biography
Aldous Huxley: Bibliography
Aldous Huxley on Happiness
Who's Who in Brave New World
Critique of Brave New World (1932)
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Revisited
"Soma" in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World
Brave New World (movie; 1980 BBC TV adaptation)
Utopian and Dystopian Views on Psychopharmacology

[PDF, MH Schermer on Brave New World versus Island]

Aldous Huxley's
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Brave New World?