50+ Best Brave New World Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Brave New World is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English author Aldous Huxley, written in 1931 and published in 1932. Profoundly inspirational Brave New World quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Brave New World Quotes

…COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. — Brave New World

What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you? — Brave New World

I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then, he added in a lower tone, I ate my own wickedness. — Brave New World

But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin. — Brave New World

I’m claiming the right to be unhappy. — Brave New World

Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. — Brave New World

One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer in a milder and symbolic form the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies. — Brave New World

I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly. — Brave New World

Yes, and civilization is sterilization. — Brave New World

I am I, and I wish I weren’t. — Brave New World

Everyone works for every one else. We can’t do without any one. Even Epsilons… — Brave New World

Our world is not the same as Othello’s world. You can’t make flivvers without steel—and you can’t make tragedies without social instability. The world’s stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can’t get. — Brave New World

But every one belongs to every one else. — Brave New World

Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. — Brave New World

It isn’t only art that is incompatible with happiness, it’s also science. Science is dangerous, we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled. — Brave New World

We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters. — Brave New World

There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol. — Brave New World

Reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays. — Brave New World

I like being myself. Myself and nasty. — Brave New World

If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely. — Brave New World

For in the end, [Huxley] was trying to tell us what afflicted the people in ‘Brave New World’ was not that they were laughing instead of thinking, but that they did not know what they were laughing about and why they had stopped thinking. — Brave New World

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. — Brave New World

Ending is better than mending. — Brave New World

Every one works for every one else. We can’t do without any one. Even Epsilons are useful. We couldn’t do without Epsilons. Every one works for every one else. We can’t do without any one. . . . — Brave New World

You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ‘tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows or outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them…But you don’t do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It’s too easy. — Brave New World

Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. — Brave New World

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand. — Brave New World

What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder. — Brave New World

Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced. — Brave New World

Isn’t there something in living dangerously? — Brave New World

And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there’s always soma to give you a holiday from the facts. And there’s always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears—that’s what soma is. — Brave New World

But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin. — Brave New World

If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. — Brave New World

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. — Brave New World

So they’re having children all the time – like dogs. It’s too revolting…And yet John was a great comfort to me. — Brave New World

Why was that old fellow [Shakespeare] such a marvelous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You’ve got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can’t think of the really good, penetrating X-rayish phrases… — Brave New World

A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. — Brave New World

Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t. — Brave New World

Mother, monogamy, romance. High spurts the fountain; fierce and foamy the wild jet. The urge has but a single outlet. My love, my baby. No wonder those poor pre-moderns were mad and wicked and miserable. Their world didn’t allow them to take things easily, didn’t allow them to be sane, virtuous, happy. What with mothers and lovers, what with the prohibitions they were not conditioned to obey, what with the temptations and the lonely remorses, what with all the diseases and the endless isolating pain, what with the uncertainties and the poverty—they were forced to feel strongly. And feeling strongly and strongly, what was more, in solitude, in hopelessly individual isolation, how could they be stable? — Brave New World

Stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. — Brave New World

Pain was a fascinating horror. — Brave New World

The more stitches the less riches… — Brave New World

You’ve got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art. We’ve sacrificed the high art. — Brave New World

A love of nature keeps no factories busy. — Brave New World

‘Whore!’ he shouted ‘Whore! Impudent strumpet!’ — Brave New World

Nothing costs enough here. — Brave New World

…you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford’s: History is bunk. — Brave New World

No social stability without individual stability. — Brave New World

When the individual feels, the community reels. Various mentions — Brave New World

… Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution. — Brave New World

A gramme is better than a damn. — Brave New World

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