From Brave New World, By Aldous Huxley

"But I like the inconveniences."
"We don't," said the Controller. "We prefer to do things comfortably."
"But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin."
"In fact," said Mustapha Mond, "you're claiming the right to be unhappy."
"All right then," said the Savage defiantly, "I'm claiming the right to be unhappy."
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3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

I actually just read Brave New World! The satire is spot on. I think that society, especially the U.S., needs to reconsider some of its ideals on comfort and happiness.

I really love this passage.

Thanks for posting this! I remember that part of the book! I first read it in high school and then read it years later after I had lived more - then I really appreciated it.