"Bokanovskys Process is one of the major instruments of social
stability!": The Director in chapter 1. This quote underscores the entire idea behind
this modern civilization lack of individuality. With the Bokanovsky genetic
engineering process, the population is made much easier to manage.
2) "And that," put in the Director
sententiously, "that is the secret of happiness and virtue liking what
youve got to do. All conditioning aims at that: making people like their unescapable
social destiny.": The Director in chapter 1. After genetic engineering, social
conditioning is the most important way for the government to enslave its people. The
different caste members are conditioned to never yearn for a life other than their own.
This is the second major instrument of social stability.
3) "Moral education, which ought
never, in any circumstances, to be rational.": The Director in chapter 2. The World
Controllers do believe in moral education, but they determine the morals, not God or
4) "Imagine the folly of allowing
people to play elaborate games which do nothing whatever to increase consumption.
Its madness. Nowadays the Controllers wont approve of any new game unless it
can be shown that it requires at least as much apparatus as the most complicated of
existing games.": The Director in chapter 3. Like everything else, government
controls the games people are allowed to play. The priority here is not only that people
enjoy themselves, but that the economy also benefits.
5) "History is bunk.": The
Director in chapter 3. With no God or other divine morals, the past is regarded as
backward and detrimental.
6) "Wheels must turn steadily, but
cannot turn untended. There must be men to tend them, men as steady as the wheels upon
their axles, sane men, obedient men, stable in contentment." Mustapha Mond in chapter
3. This is the justification for totalitarian government. The reasoning is that
government, not individuals, know best.
7) "Youve got to choose between
happiness and what people used to call high art. Weve sacrificed the high art."
Mustapha Mond in chapter 16. Art is one of those things people must do without in this
brave new world. Without pain and suffering, art is not an issue.
8) "You can only be independent
of God while youve got youth and prosperity; independence wont take you safely
to the end. Well, weve now got youth and prosperity right up to the end. What
follows? Evidently, that we can be independent of God.": Mustapha Mond in chapter 17.
Here Mond explains to the Savage why society can now function without God.
9) "Christianity without tears
thats what soma is.": Mond in chapter 17. Here Mond highlights the true
reasoning behind soma it makes people content without causing the sadness and guilt
10) "But I dont want comfort. I
want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want
sin.": The Savage in chapter 17. Here the Savage explains the old world reasoning. He
asserts that true life requires exposure to all things, good and evil.