Alan Quotes

โ€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and obvious...

โ€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.โ€ -Alan Watts
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"The only way to make sense out of...

"The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." -Alan Watts
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โ€œYou are under no obligation...

โ€œYou are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.โ€ โ€”Alan Watts
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โ€œYou are under no obligation...

โ€œYou are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.โ€ โ€”Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 01
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"Other advi...

"Other advice is available" ~ Alan Davies
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โ€œI believe that if we are honest with ...

โ€œI believe that if we are honest with our selves, that the most fascinating problem in the world is who am Iโ€ -Alan Watts
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"Life is the most dangerous thing ...

"Life is the most dangerous thing in the universe, because as a result of it no one stays alive" - Alan Watts
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โ€œPredictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media ...

โ€œPredictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by our leaders. The public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as natural progressions.โ€ -Alan Watt
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 31
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"It's better to have a short life that i...

"It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way." - Alan Watts
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โ€œLife exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is inf...

โ€œLife exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal, for the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever.โ€โ€“ Alan Watts
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"I'm not happy seeing Richard Nixon's ga...

"I'm not happy seeing Richard Nixon's gang being tried by blacks and liberals in the District of Columbia ..." -Alan Dershowitz
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"Do not wait until all the conditions ...

"Do not wait until all the conditions are perfect for you to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect." โ€”Alan Cohen
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 15
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โ€œFocus on your potenti...

โ€œFocus on your potential instead of your limitations โ€œ - Alan Loy McGinnis
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 31
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"Life isnโ€™t divided into genres. Itโ€™s a horrifying, romanti...

"Life isnโ€™t divided into genres. Itโ€™s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky." ALAN MOORE
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 07
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"A person who thinks all the time has nothing to ...

"A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So he loses touch with Reality and Lives in World of Illusions" - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 11
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"If you wish to find a n...

"If you wish to find a needle in a haystack, light a match." -Jared Alan Brock
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 28
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"The conception of two people living together for twenty...

"The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep." โ€” Alan Patrick Herbert
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Some People are s...

Some People are so poor, all they have is money- Alan Watts
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"It is beginning, Netley. Only just beginni...

"It is beginning, Netley. Only just beginning. For better or worse, the twentieth century. I have delivered it. " --Alan Moore, From Hell
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โ€œYou and I are all as much continuous...

โ€œYou and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.โ€ -Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 18
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"We have all been brainwashed by put-down theories of Man that you are [A] the wretched ...

"We have all been brainwashed by put-down theories of Man that you are [A] the wretched little subject (and a disobedient one, at that) of an eternal king, and [B] that you are just a fortuitous congress of atoms in a mindless mechanism of infinite vastness" - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 11
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โ€œThis is the real secret to lifeโ€”to be completely eng...

โ€œThis is the real secret to lifeโ€”to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.โ€ Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 21
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" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. " - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 17
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โ€œThose who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or dark images you hold abo...

โ€œThose who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made, or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.โ€ - Alan Cohen
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 03
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"Life is not a problem t...

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had." - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 16
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"if you will spend most of your tim...

"if you will spend most of your time thinking, you are going to lose your connection with reality" - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 20
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โ€œThe problem with narcissis...

โ€œThe problem with narcissists is that they pay me so little attention.โ€ -Jared Alan Brock
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 29
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I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but itโ€™s hard to stay mad wh...

I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me, but itโ€™s hard to stay mad when thereโ€™s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like Iโ€™m seeing it all at once, and itโ€™s too much; my heart fills up like a balloon thatโ€™s about to burst. Alan Ball, American Beauty
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 10
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"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumpt...

"Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in while, or the light won't come in." ~ Alan Alda
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 16
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"A man may count himself a success when he wins t...

"A man may count himself a success when he wins the respect of his elders, the friendship of his peers, and the adoration of children." -Jared Alan Brock
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โ€œJust as the wake doesnโ€™t move the shi...

โ€œJust as the wake doesnโ€™t move the ship, the past does not move the present....unless you insist that it doesโ€ -Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 08
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"No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane a...

"No one is more dangerously insane than one who is sane all the time: he is like a steel bridge without flexibility, and the order of his life is rigid and brittle." - Alan Watts
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The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher e...

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. Hanshi Alan Gibson 8th Dan.
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 13
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"You wear a mask for so ...

"You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it." - Alan Moore
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 20
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"This is the real secret of life - to be completely en...

"This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play." - Alan Watts
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"Existence is a relationsh...

"Existence is a relationship, and you are smack dab in the middle of it." - Alan Watts
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The clash between science and religion has not shown that religion is false and...

The clash between science and religion has not shown that religion is false and science is true. It has shown that all systems of definition are relative to various purposes, and that none of them actually โ€œgraspโ€ reality.โ€ โ€• Alan Wilson Watts,
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There is never anything but the ...

There is never anything but the present. If one cannot live there, one cannot live anywhere. ~Alan Watts
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โ€œThere is great companion...

โ€œThere is great companionship in the silent presence of books." -Jared Alan Brock
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โ€œThings are as they are. Looking out into the universe at n...

โ€œThings are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.โ€ โ€“ Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 17
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"Trying to define yourse...

"Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teethโ€. โ€“ Alan Watts.
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Our perceptions a...

Our perceptions are often at odds with reality -Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 29
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โ€œThe only way to make sense out of ...

โ€œThe only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.โ€ - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 17
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โ€œTechnology is anyt...

โ€œTechnology is anything invented after you were born.โ€ โ€• Alan Kay
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โ€œI am something of nature fluked into being but nevertheless this fluke is somet...

โ€œI am something of nature fluked into being but nevertheless this fluke is something nature doesn't care about. It doesn't care about my ego and its future. All that is important to nature is it's species. The individual is irrelevant.โ€ -Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 06
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Once in a while it really hits people that...

Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to -- Alan Keightley
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"Life isnโ€™t divided into genres. Itโ€™s a horrifying, romanti...

"Life isnโ€™t divided into genres. Itโ€™s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky." โ€” Alan Moore
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 11
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A person who thinks all the time has nothing to th...

A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So, he loses touch with reality, and lives in a world of illusions. -Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 28
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"Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep...

"Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up... Now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep." Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jul 29
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"Love with your heart, ...

"Love with your heart, use your head for everything else." -Alan Melikdjanian
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 18
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"The future is a concept, it doesn't exist. There is no such thing as tomorrow. There never ...

"The future is a concept, it doesn't exist. There is no such thing as tomorrow. There never will be, because time is always now. That's one of the things we discover when we stop talking to ourselves and stop thinking. We find there is only present, only an eternal now." - Alan Watts
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โ€œSnowflakes fell from the sky lik...

โ€œSnowflakes fell from the sky like tiny pieces of a snowman who had stood on a landmine.โ€ -Alan Partridge
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Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to impro...

Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve. --Alan Perlis
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