“Well, I can tell you what Aldous said during a conference at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. They asked him all these questions and he looked very wise. And then, almost embarrassedly, he said: ‘After all these years of studying and experimenting and experiencing, the only thing that I can tell you is just be a little bit kinder to each other.’ And I think that is now more relevant then ever.”

Laura Archera

“It is the old, old problem of the relation of means to ends. The ends that we set before ourselves are in most cases noble and fine; but unfortunately we can very seldom be bothered to use the means which alone will permit us to realize those noble ends. […] It is no use for us to want peace and to go on using war; to think that we can realize our noble ideal of world-brotherhood while exploiting an empire; and if we expect the government which represents us to behave pacifically in international affairs while we ourselves behave militaristically in business matters and towards our family and friends, we are merely fools.”


Aldous Huxley