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Chapter 1 Quotes

Community, Identity, Stability.
Location: Chapter 1
 
And that ... is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Location: Chapter 1
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
 

Chapter 2 Quotes

Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour. I'm so glad I'm a Beta.
Location: Chapter 2
 
Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... Suggestions from the State.
Location: Chapter 2
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
 

Chapter 3 Quotes

You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk.
Location: Chapter 3
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches.
Location: Chapter 3
 

Chapter 5 Quotes

Ford, we are twelve; oh make us one,
Like drops within the Social River;
Oh, make us now together run
As swiftly as thy shining Flivver.
Come, Greater Being, Social Friend,
Annihilating Twelve-in-One!
We long to die, for when we end,
Our larger life has but begun.
Feel how the Greater Being comes!
Rejoice and, in rejoicings, die!
Melt in the music of the drums!
For I am you and you are I.
Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun,
Kiss the girls and make them One.
Boys at 0ne with girls at peace;
Orgy-porgy gives release."
Location: Chapter 5
 

Chapter 6 Quotes

A gramme in time saves nine.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 
One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 
A gramme is better than a damn.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 

Chapter 8 Quotes

"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
 

Chapter 10 Quotes

The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx
 

Chapter 12 Quotes

Why was [Shakespeare] such a marvellous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You've got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can't think of the really good, penetrating X-rayish phrases.
Location: Chapter 12
Speaker: Helmholtz Watson
 

Chapter 13 Quotes

Put your arms around me...Hug me till you drug me, honey...Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Hug me honey, snuggly...
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 

Chapter 15 Quotes

"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
 

Chapter 16 Quotes

The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get... And if anything should go wrong, there's soma.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 

Chapter 17 Quotes

There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.
Location: Chapter 17
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
"In fact', said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.'
'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'
Location: Chapter 17
 

Bernard Marx Quotes

"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
 
The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx
 

Helmholtz Watson Quotes

"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
 
Why was [Shakespeare] such a marvellous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You've got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can't think of the really good, penetrating X-rayish phrases.
Location: Chapter 12
Speaker: Helmholtz Watson
 
"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
 

John (the Savage) Quotes

"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
 
"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
 
"In fact', said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.'
'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'
Location: Chapter 17
 

Lenina Crowne Quotes

A gramme in time saves nine.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 
One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 
A gramme is better than a damn.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 
"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
 
Put your arms around me...Hug me till you drug me, honey...Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Hug me honey, snuggly...
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
 

Mustapha Mond Quotes

You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk.
Location: Chapter 3
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get... And if anything should go wrong, there's soma.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.
Location: Chapter 17
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
 
"In fact', said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.'
'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'
Location: Chapter 17
 

The Director (Thomas) Quotes

And that ... is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Location: Chapter 1
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
 
Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... Suggestions from the State.
Location: Chapter 2
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
 
The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx
 

Quotes for the "Dystopia and Totalitarianism" Theme

Community, Identity, Stability.
Location: Chapter 1
•Other themes related to this quote: Individuality

And that ... is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Location: Chapter 1
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour. I'm so glad I'm a Beta.
Location: Chapter 2
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, Individuality

Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... Suggestions from the State.
Location: Chapter 2
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, Individuality

You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk.
Location: Chapter 3
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Individuality

Ford, we are twelve; oh make us one,
Like drops within the Social River;
Oh, make us now together run
As swiftly as thy shining Flivver.
Come, Greater Being, Social Friend,
Annihilating Twelve-in-One!
We long to die, for when we end,
Our larger life has but begun.
Feel how the Greater Being comes!
Rejoice and, in rejoicings, die!
Melt in the music of the drums!
For I am you and you are I.
Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun,
Kiss the girls and make them One.
Boys at 0ne with girls at peace;
Orgy-porgy gives release."
Location: Chapter 5
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Individuality

The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx
•Other themes related to this quote: Individuality

"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get... And if anything should go wrong, there's soma.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness

You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.
Location: Chapter 17
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness

"In fact', said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.'
'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'
Location: Chapter 17
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

Quotes for the "Technology and Control" Theme

And that ... is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Location: Chapter 1
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour. I'm so glad I'm a Beta.
Location: Chapter 2
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Individuality

Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... Suggestions from the State.
Location: Chapter 2
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Individuality

Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches.
Location: Chapter 3
•Other themes related to this quote: Industrialism and Consumption

A gramme in time saves nine.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

A gramme is better than a damn.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

Put your arms around me...Hug me till you drug me, honey...Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Hug me honey, snuggly...
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness, Individuality

The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get... And if anything should go wrong, there's soma.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness

There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.
Location: Chapter 17
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness

Quotes for the "The Cost of Happiness" Theme

And that ... is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Location: Chapter 1
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Technology and Control, Individuality

Ford, we are twelve; oh make us one,
Like drops within the Social River;
Oh, make us now together run
As swiftly as thy shining Flivver.
Come, Greater Being, Social Friend,
Annihilating Twelve-in-One!
We long to die, for when we end,
Our larger life has but begun.
Feel how the Greater Being comes!
Rejoice and, in rejoicings, die!
Melt in the music of the drums!
For I am you and you are I.
Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun,
Kiss the girls and make them One.
Boys at 0ne with girls at peace;
Orgy-porgy gives release."
Location: Chapter 5
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Individuality

A gramme in time saves nine.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, Individuality

A gramme is better than a damn.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, Individuality

One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, Individuality

Why was [Shakespeare] such a marvellous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You've got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can't think of the really good, penetrating X-rayish phrases.
Location: Chapter 12
Speaker: Helmholtz Watson
•Other themes related to this quote: Individuality

Put your arms around me...Hug me till you drug me, honey...Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Hug me honey, snuggly...
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, Individuality

"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Technology and Control, Individuality

The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get... And if anything should go wrong, there's soma.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Technology and Control

You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Individuality

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Individuality

There's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering. In the past you could only accomplish these things by making a great effort and after years of hard moral training. Now, you swallow two or three half-gramme tablets, and there you are. Anybody can be virtuous now. You can carry at least half your morality about in a bottle. Christianity without tears-that's what soma is.
Location: Chapter 17
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Technology and Control

"In fact', said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.'
'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'
Location: Chapter 17
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Individuality

Quotes for the "Industrialism and Consumption" Theme

Ending is better than mending. The more stitches, the less riches.
Location: Chapter 3
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control

Quotes for the "Individuality" Theme

Community, Identity, Stability.
Location: Chapter 1
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism

And that ... is the secret of happiness and virtue—liking what you've got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their inescapable social destiny.
Location: Chapter 1
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
Alpha children wear grey. They work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm awfully glad I'm a Beta, because I don't work so hard. And then we are much better than the Gammas and Deltas. Gammas are stupid. They all wear green, and Delta children wear khaki. Oh no, I don't want to play with Delta children. And Epsilons are still worse. They're too stupid to be able to read or write. Besides they wear black, which is such a beastly colour. I'm so glad I'm a Beta.
Location: Chapter 2
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Technology and Control

Till at last the child's mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child's mind. And not the child's mind only. The adult's mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions... Suggestions from the State.
Location: Chapter 2
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, Technology and Control

You all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk.
Location: Chapter 3
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism

Ford, we are twelve; oh make us one,
Like drops within the Social River;
Oh, make us now together run
As swiftly as thy shining Flivver.
Come, Greater Being, Social Friend,
Annihilating Twelve-in-One!
We long to die, for when we end,
Our larger life has but begun.
Feel how the Greater Being comes!
Rejoice and, in rejoicings, die!
Melt in the music of the drums!
For I am you and you are I.
Orgy-porgy, Ford and fun,
Kiss the girls and make them One.
Boys at 0ne with girls at peace;
Orgy-porgy gives release."
Location: Chapter 5
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness

A gramme in time saves nine.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness

One cubic centimetre cures ten gloomy sentiments.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness

A gramme is better than a damn.
Location: Chapter 6
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness

"O brave new world," he repeated. "O brave new world that has such people in it. Let's start at once."
Location: Chapter 8
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism

The greater a man's talents, the greater his power to lead astray. It is better that one should suffer than that many should be corrupted. Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behavior. Murder kills only the individual-and, after all, what is an individual?
Location: Chapter 10
Speaker: The Director (Thomas)
Mentioned or related: Bernard Marx
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism

Why was [Shakespeare] such a marvellous propaganda technician? Because he had so many insane, excruciating things to get excited about. You've got to be hurt and upset; otherwise you can't think of the really good, penetrating X-rayish phrases.
Location: Chapter 12
Speaker: Helmholtz Watson
•Other themes related to this quote: The Cost of Happiness

Put your arms around me...Hug me till you drug me, honey...Kiss me till I'm in a coma. Hug me honey, snuggly...
Location: Chapter 13
Speaker: Lenina Crowne
•Other themes related to this quote: Technology and Control, The Cost of Happiness

"Free, free!" the Savage shouted, and with one hand continued to throw the soma into the area while, with the other, he punched the indistinguishable faces of his assailants. "Free!" And suddenly there was Helmholtz at his side–"Good old Helmholtz!"—also punching—"Men at last!"—and in the interval also throwing the poison out by handfuls through the open window. "Yes, men! men!" and there was no more poison left. He picked up the cash-box and showed them its black emptiness. "You're free!"
Howling, the Deltas charged with a redoubled fury.
Location: Chapter 15
Speaker: John (the Savage)
Mentioned or related: Helmholtz Watson
You've got to choose between happiness and what people used to call high art.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness

Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Location: Chapter 16
Speaker: Mustapha Mond
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness

"In fact', said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.'
'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.'
Location: Chapter 17
•Other themes related to this quote: Dystopia and Totalitarianism, The Cost of Happiness


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