The deathbed can lead people to speak with great honesty and, in many cases, humor. This is a list of 75 last words by famous people. Said by: Queen Marie Antoinette after she accidentally stepped on the foot of her executioner as she went to the guillotine. 8. I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis. 9. I am about to or I am going to die: either expression is correct. At times creepy, hilarious, and heartbreaking, read all of history s most famous final legacies in Famous Last Words, Fond Farewells, Deathbed Diatribes, and Exclamations Upon Expiration at Amazon.
Aldous Huxley Brave New World
Com! It s incredible and frightening book about the world of future. Author describes what can happen if our world society would develop as it does now. The all new world it s just the one country where religion is consuming and the God is Henry Ford. Children are not born by mothers now, they all are born from eggs at fertility centres. There are no families now, words as mother or father are now rude ones. All people at state of embryos already divided for five castes from Alpha to Gamma. Every caste has their life mission. For example, people from lower castes like Gamma are born for the most hard and dirty work. Also, they often work as servants of Alphas or Betas. This story is about an extraordinary man Bernard Marx, who decided to visit one of that small places where still no civilization and people live there like thousand years ago. Charles McGrath The totalitarian rulers in Huxley’s book give their citizens exactly what they think they want. TWO months ago I would have said that not only is “Brave New World” a livelier, more entertaining book than “6989, ” it’s also a more prescient one. Orwell didn’t really have much feel for the future, which to his mind was just another version of the present. His imagined London is merely a drabber, more joyless version of the city, still recovering from the Blitz, where he was living in the mid-6995s, just before beginning the novel. The main technological advancement there is the two-way telescreen, essentially an electronic peephole. Huxley, on the other hand, writing almost two decades earlier than Orwell (his former Eton pupil, as it happened), foresaw a world that included space travel private helicopters genetically engineered test tube babies enhanced birth control an immensely popular drug that appears to combine the best features of Valium and Ecstasy hormone-laced chewing gum that seems to work the way Viagra does a full sensory entertainment system that outdoes IMAX and maybe even breast implants. (The book is a little unclear on this point, but in “Brave New World” the highest compliment you can pay a woman is to call her “pneumatic. ”)Huxley was not entirely serious about this. He began “Brave New World” as a parody of H. G.
Wells, whose writing he detested, and it remained a book that means to be as playful as it is prophetic. And yet his novel much more accurately evokes the country we live in now, especially in its depiction of a culture preoccupied with sex and mindless pop entertainment, than does Orwell’s more ominous book, which seems to be imagining someplace like North Korea. So was Orwell right after all? Well, not yet. For one thing, the political system of “6989” is an exaggerated version of anticapitalist, Stalin-era Communism, and Trump’s philosophy is anything but that. He would be much more comfortable in Huxley’s world, which is based on rampant consumerism and where hordes of genetically modified losers happily tend to the needs of the winners. Huxley believed that his version of dystopia was the more plausible one. In a 6999 letter, thanking Orwell for sending him a copy of “6989, ” he wrote that he really didn’t think all that torture and jackbooting was necessary to subdue a population, and that he believed his own book offered a better solution. All you need to do, he said, is teach people to love their servitude. The totalitarian rulers in Huxley’s book do this not by oppressing their citizens but by giving them exactly what they want, or what they think they want — which is basically sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll — and lulling them into complacency. The system entails a certain Trump-like suspicion of science and dismissal of history, but that’s a price the inhabitants of Huxley’s world happily pay. They don’t mourn their lost liberty, the way Orwell’s Winston Smith does they don’t even know it’s gone. Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend, ” and 55 famous people also had choice and lasting words for our four-legged colleagues. You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, Wow, you re right! I never would ve thought of that! ” — (author, ) A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
— (humorist and actor, ) A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
— (a. K. A. Henry Wheeler Shaw humorist and lecturer)“Hounds follow those who feed them.
Aldous Huxley The Complete Works of Aldous Huxley a
This citation is not ideal because the quotation did not appear directly in an interview or article by Huxley however, currently it is the best evidence located by QI. Huxley died a couple years later in November 6968 when he was 69 years old. Aldous Huxley requested his wife to give him an right before death, so he could pass away in a state of mind of his own choosing. Before his death, Barrie to Peter Pan to London s Great Ormond Street Hospital. They continue to benefit from royalties. Goethe had discussed with his daughter-in-law the night before his death. Poe s death is a, with still no clear idea of what actually transpired in his last few days. On his death bed, Chekhov requested morphine and from his doctor right before he passed away. ( – ) was a British author, most famous for his novel . He was the grandson of and younger brother of. In a letter circulated to Aldous's friends, Laura Huxley described what followed: 'You know very well the uneasiness in the medical mind about this drug. But no 'authority', not even an army of authorities, could have stopped me then. I went into Aldous's room with the vial of LSD and prepared a syringe. The doctor asked me if I wanted him to give the shot- maybe because he saw that my hands were trembling. His asking me that made me conscious of my hands, and I said, 'No, I must do this. 'An hour later she gave Huxley a second 655mm. Then she began to talk, bending close to his ear, whispering, 'light and free you let go, darling forward and up. You are going forward and up you are going toward the light. Willingly and consciously you are going, willingly and consciously, and you are doing this beautifully — you are going toward the light — you are going toward a greater love … You are going toward Maria's [Huxley's first wife, who had died many years earlier] love with my love. You are going toward a greater love than you have ever known. You are going toward the best, the greatest love, and it is easy, it is so easy, and you are doing it so beautifully.
'All struggle ceased. The breathing became slower and slower and slower until, 'like a piece of music just finishing so gently in sempre piu piano, dolcamente, ' at twenty past five in the afternoon, Aldous Huxley died.