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Emperors: Aldous Huxley

So long as people worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable. Aldous Huxley 1894-1963 Ends and Means (1937) The portrait of Napoleon as Caesar (1805) is by Jacques-Louis David, via Wikimedia

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Cities: Aldous Huxley

A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to participate in it. Aldous Huxley Beyond the Mexique Bay I find this an interesting idea. I have lived in London and New York for … Continue reading

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Passions: Aldous Huxley

Interests are always ready to compound, passions never. You can always discuss figures, haggle over prices, ask a hundred and accept eighty-five. But you cannot discuss hatred, nor haggle over contradictory vanities and prejudices, nor ask for blood and accept … Continue reading

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The Doors of Perception

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru’ chinks of his cavern. William Blake Blake is probably consciously alluding to … Continue reading

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