“Girls like her, my grandfather once warned me, girls like her turn into women with eyes like bullet holes and mouths made of knives. They are always restless. They are always hungry. They are bad news. They will drink you down like a shot of whisky. Falling in love with them is like falling down a flight of stairs.”—from Black Heart by Holly Black
“When I like people immensely I never tell their names to anyone. It is like surrendering a part of them. I have grown to love secrecy. It seems to be the one thing that can make modern life mysterious or marvelous to us. The commonest thing is delightful if one only hides it. When I leave town now I never tell my people where I am going. If I did, I would lose all my pleasure. It is a silly habit, I daresay, but somehow it seems to bring a great deal of romance into one’s life.”—Oscar Wilde
Aldous Huxley, writer famous for Brave New World, took acid on his deathbed
LSD is one of the most controversial drugs in history in that many advocate has extensive medicinal use, though it remains prohibited as a Schedule I drug. The drug was not officially made illegal until 1970 and was commonly used since its synthesis in 1912, especially by the growing counterculture of the 1960’s.
Aldous Huxley, perhaps best known for his work Brave New World was one of the most vocal advocates for LSD implementation. On his deathbed Huxley was unable to speak and simply wrote, “LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular” on a piece of paper and handed it to his wife. She obliged his last wish and injected him the drug several moments later.
Huxley passed away soon after, still heavily under the influence of LSD. Acid was extremely popular within the counterculture of the 1960’s. While Huxley was an advocate of its use he was not alone. Others that promoted LSD usage were Ken Kesey, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and the Beatles. Recently, it was revealed that Steve Jobs considered doing acid as one of the most important things he ever did in his life.
“What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? I think that’s what scares me: the randomness of everything. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. Or you pass them by. How do you know…I felt that by walking away I was abandoning them, that I spent my entire life, day after day, abandoning people.”—Peter Cameron