Do you know the book “Island” by Aldous Huxley?
ChatGPT: Yes, “Island” is a novel by Aldous Huxley, published in 1962. The book is a utopian novel set on the fictional island of Pala in the Indian Ocean, and explores various themes such as spirituality, politics, and the nature of human society. It is often considered a counterpoint to Huxley’s more famous dystopian novel “Brave New World”, which was published in 1932. “Island” is notable for its portrayal of a society that has achieved a balance between individual freedom and collective well-being, and its emphasis on the importance of mindfulness and self-awareness in achieving a fulfilling life.
Thank you Walter, for recommending the book.
Can you share some quotes from the book “Island” by Aldous Huxley?
Sure, here are some quotes
from Aldous Huxley’s “Island”:
“There isn’t any formula or method.
You learn to love by loving – by paying attention
and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.”
“Experience is not what happens to a man;
it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
“The mind is like a parachute.
It doesn’t work unless it’s open.”
“One believes things because one
has been conditioned to believe them.”
“Children are remarkable for their intelligence and ardor,
for their curiosity, their intolerance of shams,
the clarity and ruthlessness of their vision.”
“Most men and women will grow up
to love their servitude
and will never dream of revolution.”
“There are things known and there are things unknown,
and in between are the doors of perception.”
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.”
“To travel is to discover that everyone
is wrong about other countries.”
“We can only love what we know,
and we can never know completely what we do not love.”