Tuesday, 21 July 2009

"I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."

Hell isn't merely paved with good intentions; it's walled and roofed with them. Yes, and furnished too.
Aldous Huxley

To be honest, there are far too many awesome Aldous Huxley quotes for me to choose from, here's todays tattoo, of good ol' Aldous himself. (no!...... it's not a bad drawing of James Dean...)

The customer brought the pic with him, so not quite sure which book it's from.... this was a fun one to do, broke out my loose 14 liner, it's like tattooing with a Sharpie! haha

This was on a really nice guy who travelled down from China to get the piece done. His first tattoo, and he sat like a champ! 10 points young man, 10 points well earned!

Here's a few more words of wisdom by Mr Huxley:

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Perhaps it's good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he's happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?

The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.

We are all geniuses up to the age of ten.

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

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