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Quotes from “Island” by Aldous Huxley

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And he had ended by promising Will a handsome bonus if his efforts should be crowned with success. Enough to give him a full year of freedom. “No more reporting. Nothing but High Art, Art, A-ART.”
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“You’re mistaken. He’s a military dictator. That means there’s death in the offing. And death is always news. Even the remote smell of death is news.” He laughed. “That’s why I was told to drop in on my way back from China.”
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Young Murugan evidently had his reasons for not wanting it to be known that he had been in Rendang. Boys will be boys. Boys will even be girls.
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“But why did they teach him those things? Why ‘Attention’? Why ‘Here and now’?”

“Well…” She searched for the right words in which to explain the self-evident to this strange imbecile. “That’s what you always forget, isn’t it? I mean, you forget to pay attention to what’s happening. And that’s the same as not being here and now.”
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“For God’s sake,” he implored.

“God?” the child repeated with sudden interest. “Which god?” she asked. “There are such a lot of them.”

“Any damned god you like,” he answered impatiently.

“I don’t really like any of them,” she answered. “I like the Compassionate One.”
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Soliloquios Literarioshas quoted8 months ago
His mother and, standing behind her wheelchair, already running to fat and quivering like calf’s-foot jelly with all the feelings that had never found their proper expression in consummated love, was his sister Maud
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How could he do it? He could do it, for all practical purposes was compelled to do it, because…well, because Babs had certain physical peculiarities which Molly did not possess and behaved at certain moments in ways which Molly would have found unthinkable
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Soliloquios Literarioshas quoted8 months ago
Too late, thank God! said a gross derisive voice. Yes, thank God! And yet the guilt was there at the pit of his stomach. The guilt, the gnawing of his remorse—but through the remorse he could feel a horrible rejoicing. Somebody low and lewd and brutal, somebody alien and odious who was yet himself was gleefully thinking that now there was nothing to prevent him from having what he wanted. And what he wanted was a different perfume, was the warmth and resilience of a younger body.
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