“Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.” – Alduous Huxley
Few people have had as great an impact on the world’s thinking as Huxley, particularly from his novel Brave New World, ranked by those who do such rankings as somewhere between the Number 1 and Number 5 best fictional work in the English language written during the 20th Century.
Born in England on this date in 1894, Huxley was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature 7 different years. He kept striving, through his many forms of writing, to find “the right words” to share his hopes and fears for the world and to encourage each individual to do his or her best to make it a better place.
“And, there is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving,” he said, “and that's your own self.”