Aldous Huxley — English Novelist born on July 26, 1894, died on November 22, 1963

Aldous Leonard Huxley /ˈhʌksli/ was an English writer, novelist, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family... (wikipedia)

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.