Quotation by Aldous Huxley

If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
Aldous Huxley (1894–1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939).

This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.
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