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Laura Archera Huxley

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Archera Huxley, Italian-born U.S. musician, writer, psychologist

(1911 - 2007)