5 inspiring Aldous Huxley quotes

5 inspiring Aldous Huxley quotes

1 June 2015

by Nick Rice

We've picked some of our favourite Huxley quotes. You could say they're rather pessimistic, but we hope they'll have you inspired and thinking about what's next for humankind.

As we prepare to feature the upcoming production of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, adapted by Dawn King, we're delving into the mind of the great man himself and looking at what he thought of the world in his own words. We've pored over some of his most famous quotes and picked our favourites when thinking about what the future holds. They're rather pessimistic and we love that! 


1. "Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards"
Technological progress quote

2. "There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self"

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving

3. "Experience teaches only the teachable"

4. "Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness" 

Science has explained nothing


5. "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted" 

Most human beings

Brave New World premieres at Royal and Derngate, Northampton, where it runs from 4 to 26 September 2015. It then tours to Edinburgh, Blackpool, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Bradford where it concludes on 5 December.