Aldous Huxley Quote

But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found exciting in the past. Art can be a lot of things; but in actual practice, most of it is merely the mental equivalent of alcohol and cantharides.


After Many a Summer (ed. Random House, 2015) - ISBN: 9781473521766

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But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found...

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But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found...

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But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found...

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But then people don't read literature in order to understand; they read it because they want to re-live the feelings and sensations which they found...