9 Aldous Huxley Quotes That’ll Help to Cleanse Your Doors of Perception

9 Aldous Huxley Quotes That’ll Help to Cleanse Your Doors of Perception

In his 1954 book, The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley comes to the conclusion, with the help of a little mescalin, that love is the ultimate truth. His fans agreed and used this seminal text as inspiration for both intellectual enquiry and an abundance of acid trips.

An Englishman in L.A., Huxley is also known for his famous, dystopic novel Brave New World and a number of short stories, poems and travel essays. Read on for 9 quotes from Aldous Huxley that’ll help to cleanse your doors of perception.


Huxley luxuriating in the power of language through his character Helmhotz in Brave New World.

The shortest suicide note ever. Also from Brave New World.

Jim Morrison definitely thought so. A massive fan of Huxleys, Jim even named his band The Doors after the title of one of Huxley’s books. From Music at Night and Other Essays.

Always enthusiastic, always curious, Aldous Huxley reportedly took LSD on his deathbed.

Don’t we all. John ‘the savage’ claims the ultimate freedom; the freedom to suffer in Brave New World.

Huxley making a mockery of the bible quote, John 8, 32 ‘and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free’ in Brave New World.

Because according to Einstein, ‘two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.’

From Brave Word Revisited. A long quote but one that had to be included for its chilling familiarity in the modern world.

And what might that be, Huxley? I guess I better read The Doors of

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