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Friday, August 26, 2022

Impacting a Lifetime . . . and beyond


“Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.” – Alduous Huxley

Born on this date in 1894, Huxley was a renowned writer and philosopher during his lifetime and a continuing influence on the world's thinking ever since. 

Few people have had as great an impact on the world’s thinkng.  His novel Brave New World continues to be ranked by those who do such rankings as somewhere between the Number 1 and Number 5 greatest fictional work written in the English language in the 20th Century.

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.

“There is only one corner of the Universe you can be certain of improving,” he said,  “and that's your own self.”

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