Aldous Huxley on why comfort and happiness are not enough #iwantsin #quote #whosaidthat

Everyone once in a while, when someone tells me, “I just want to be happy,” I start quoting Aldous Huxley at them…

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.

― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Brave New World remains, I think, one of the most terrifying books ever written.

Have you read it?

If you haven’t read it, and don’t intend to read it, pop over to the Encyclopedia Britannica to read its plot interview (it contains spoilers, like including how tragically it all ends).

The copyright on this book has expired some time ago, so you can read it for free in an assortment of places, and if you don’t have a library card (why don’t you), you can even read it here: https://www.huxley.net/bnw/one.html

You want happiness? Don’t read it.

Me…. “I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.”

mjanecolette
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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and the just released TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, and the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown and Screw Chocolate. Coming in 2019: Once Upon A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown.

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