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Quotes by Aldous Huxley

'Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.'

'Only a person with a Best Seller mind can write Best Sellers.'

'To write fiction, one needs a whole series of inspirations about people in an actual environment, and then a whole lot of work on the basis of those inspirations.'

'That was the chief difference between literature and life.  In books, the proportion of exceptional to commonplace people is high; in reality, very low.'

'A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.'

in Point Counter Point

'Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, the make his life full, significant and interesting.'

A bad book is as much a labour to write as a good one.

1928

'The proper study of mankind is books.'

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