Line(s) of the Day #BraveNewWorld

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Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.

As said by Helmholtz Watson, an Alpha-Plus lecturer at the College of Emotional Engineering, in the dystopian novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. Published in 1932, the literary masterpiece tells of a future where genetically modified citizens have their future careers programmed, war and violence has been removed and the government assisted drug Soma is encouraged to remove any thoughts of unhappiness.

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12 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #BraveNewWorld

    • Isn’t it? The only book in the same sphere I can compare it to is Nineteen Eighty-Four. And this was written over 15 years earlier. Just an astonishing work. A true visionary.

  1. I haven’t read BNW in years —too long. I recently purchased the audiobook narrated by Michael York. I will shuffle it to the top of the queue!

    • It reads well but I know it can be easier to listen to things as you can do other things at the same time. I listen to a few sports podcasts and I’ve just started one on American presidents.

      • And oddly enough, sometimes I can concentrate better on what I’m listening to when I simultaneously do something else. The American presidents, from the sublime to the ridiculous, right?

      • I can name them in reverse back to Theodore Roosevelt. There’s a great gap in the middle back to Grant (came after Lincoln) and then again back to John Quincy Adams who is up next after Madison I believe!

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