Quotation by Aldous Huxley

For Jeremy, direct, unmediated experience was always hard to take in, always more or less disquieting. Life became safe, things assumed meaning, only when they had been translated into words and confined between the covers of a book.
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. I, ch. 2 (1939).

This comment refers to Jeremy Pordage, another in Huxley's gallery of deracinated, sterile intellectuals.
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