Aldous Huxley Quote

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.”

~ Aldous Huxley


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Me Again
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Me Again    7/26/05

The Truth shall set you free....is the proper ending for this statement. To say that a truth will make you mad is likely in some instances BUT the Truth should ALWAYS set you free.....weather it makes you mad or not.

Joe, Rochester, MI

"Wake up, Neo!" You are unaware of the truth. The truth is the government is telling you 2+2=5, and you believe it.

ray, graysville oh

The truth may not always be nice... But it is always the truth! Except in the case of a politician... He, She or Shim wouldn't know the truth if it smacked he, she or it in the face!

Anonymous
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Anonymous    2/23/06

How arrogant to tell one of our greatest science fiction minds what he should or should not say. Shame on you! The truth often makes me mad - and free. The two are not mutualy exclusive.

Logan, Memphis, TN

"I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!!"

James, C.Ht, San Jose, CA

Is the denial of, the existence of truth, the one unforgivable sin?

J Carlton, Calgary

If you're not angry as hell, you're not paying attention.

Mike, Norwalk

;-) I like it, - fairly creative (-; of course truth doesn't always make us mad, nor should it but, under the subject matter's focus, it is a cleaver little spin.

Peggy S. Goldtrap, Ormond Beach FL

I like the quote. Huxley is correct. Truth arrousing anger are the crown jewels of martyrdom.

E Archer, NYC

People of all cultures love stories and fantasy. Americans are particularly enamored with Utopian illusions. From the moment we are born in this world we are awakening to it. The truth is not always chosen over our desires -- this often leads us down paths of delusion. Our awakening process does not stop at 12, 21, or 30 years of age -- in fact it is harder to 'discover' truth at older ages because we have already decided what we want it to be. Great truths are often accompanied with cement raining from the sky. Such is the search for truth, and it is the destroyer of illusion. The lies we tell ourselves are the ones that bind us until we are ready to accept the truth. Yes, the truth will set you free, but it may also piss you off because of the price paid for so long for such a delusion.

RobertSRQ
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RobertSRQ    2/25/08

Logan's quote from the 1976 film Network hits the mark right-on... Kafka would be proud

Judith, Corrales

Indeed most people would prefer to not hear the truth or they would go mad and could not sleep at night. It would prompt them to act, buy alas we are all sedated with flouride or whatever it is they sprinkle in the contrails in the sky. I do think that fantasy is preferred over the truth. Let the next generation worry about it. And yes, it makes me mad as hell that people are not hearing and processing what they hear. Play the devil's advocate and you shall be aware.

JBP, Florida

I guess this is just like saying "ignorance is bliss"!

O. Delusional Liberal

I love Aldous Huxley. Read Brave New World. It's awesome.

J, 123123

Don't think that is really an Aldous Huxley quote. You can check out the Wikiquote page of him and you won't find it. It must have been misquoted and I think it doesn't have much quality anyways

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