Laura Huxley quotes

  • Habitual caution ties and binds us; it is as if we were dressed always in clothes and shoes that were several sizes too small.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Shoes #Clothes #Ties

  • Our emotions are ever-changing and infinitely varied, but the words with which we describe them are fixed and rigid. Our life is like quicksilver, our vocabulary like steel. Sometimes a consummate poet succeeds in rendering the quality of life in words. For the rest of us, this is not possible.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Vocabulary #Life Is Like #Quality

  • the giver measures his gift with one yardstick, and the receiver measures it with another.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Yardsticks #Giver

  • The unequal distribution of food is one of the world's most tragic facts. Millions of people die because they have too little to eat, and many die because they have too much.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #People #World #Littles

  • At one time or another the more fortunate among us make three startling discoveries. Discovery number one: Each one of us has, in varying degree, the power to make others feel better or worse. Discovery two: Making others feel better is much more fun than making them feel worse. Discovery three: Making others feel better generally makes us feel better.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Fun #Kindness #Feel Better

  • The art of living is simply the art of using energy in an intelligent and creative way.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Art #Intelligent #Creative

  • I find beauty almost everywhere. Now more and more I find almost everything beautiful. That is why I have great difficulty in throwing away things because I think they are quite beautiful. Even the garbage, but I have to throw that away!
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Beautiful #Thinking #Garbage

  • Whoever uses psychedelics should treat them with greatest respect. When Aldous and I used them, we prepared the ambience and ourselves the day before. The day of the session was kept as a holy day, and there were beautiful fruits and flowers around. The result was, that we had no negative experiences.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Beautiful #Flower #Holy Days

  • Service or giving is the other side of receiving. Giving and receiving is a full circle: a full circle feels more natural than a half circle.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Circles #Giving #Sides

  • It is clear that our society can improve only if the next generation is given the chance, through loving and intelligent education, to be better developed than the present one.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Intelligent #Generations #Our Society

  • Beauty, well, it's one of the greatest, greatest gifts. I feel sorry sometimes because people are so worried and so involved in something that they don't have even five minutes to look at something beautiful.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Beautiful #Sorry #People

  • You would think that as you get older you would be more disciplined. As I get older I get less disciplined. I just play around!
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Thinking #Play #Would Be

  • Probably, the secret is to be less complicated. We of course love to make complications - look at the way we live. We have this tremendous amount of information, and probably it is really not so necessary. Maybe if you just drink water, you are kind to people and walk a little bit it's all done already. But we cannot resist this sophistication.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Water #People #Secret

  • Sixty-eight percent of the pregnancies in the United States are neither prepared for nor expected. Of those sixty-eight percent, quite a bit end in abortion, but still there are a large number of children that come in this world without being expected.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Children #Pregnancy #Numbers

  • The spine should be empty so that energy moves up and down. I always felt this way as a child.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Children #Moving #Way

  • If you decide that you are making love to have a child then you are to prepare. Prepare physiologically, spiritually, and know that you have enough money to give him what you have to give him.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Children #Giving #Making Love

  • Since I was young my wish has been to die in perfect health - I mean to die with a body that is not destroyed by illness but a body that is consumed by its own long burning fire.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Mean #Fire #Perfect

  • Morbid attention is when we focus only on the shortcomings that come with aging, which are inevitable, and think that everything that is wrong is a result of aging.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Thinking #Focus #Attention

  • The teenage pregnancy is such a tragic thing. It is such a sad and tragic thing because the children who have children do it because they think they are going to be loved. They are going to be loved, but they have to give love to be loved otherwise the child becomes depressed. Isolated and depressed. In other words apathetic.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Children #Teenage #Pregnancy

  • Very often mothers go to work right away after the child is born and, unless the father or someone else stays home, this is quite serious. A baby has to be near its kin most of the time when he is little for three, four or five years. To give him this grounding, this feeling of connection, this feeling of relationship, is the most important thing.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Mother #Baby #Children

  • My first psychedelic experience with Aldous still directs my life today.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Today #Firsts #Psychedelic

  • Children are the ultimate investment of all of those that want to make money, to sell, to dominate. So there are two meanings. They are our ultimate investment for anyone who is honest and ethical and loving, but also for all the commerce.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Children #Two #Want

  • Addiction to food is unfortunately really grave, also to alcohol or to anything else.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Addiction #Alcohol #Graves

  • How can we speak about "drugs"? It is like speaking about the human race - each person is different, each drug is different!
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Race #Drug #Different

  • Ignorance, according to the Buddha, is our basic difficulty. Psychedelics and the process of aging make that clear to me all the time.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Ignorance #Aging #Process

  • I've done a little yoga, not as a professional, and every time I have a good teacher I see the immense possibilities and subtleties in this discipline. It's a little bit like music.
    -- Laura Huxley

    #Teacher #Yoga #Discipline