Alan watts 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
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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€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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"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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"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
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Some People are s...

Some People are so poor, all they have is money- Alan Watts
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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"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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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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"Trying to define yourse...

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

Our perceptions are often at odds with reality -Alan Watts
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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
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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
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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
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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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The more a thing tends to ...

The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless. Alan Watts
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โ€œA completely predic...

โ€œA completely predictable future is already the pastโ€ - Alan Watts
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"What keeps us from happines...

"What keeps us from happiness is our inability to fully inhabit the present." - Alan Watts
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"Waking up to who you are req...

"Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be." - Alan Watts
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"The 'you' who you...

"The 'you' who you think you are does not exist." - Alan Watts
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"But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off i...

"But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything." - Alan Watts
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"As muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be...

"As muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil." - Alan Watts
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"Zen... does not confuse spirituality with thinki...

"Zen... does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes." - Alan Watts
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Things become compli...

Things become complicated only when we think about them. Alan Watts
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The biggest ego trip...

The biggest ego trip going is getting rid of your ego. -Alan Watts
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โ€œProblems that remain persistently ins...

โ€œProblems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.โ€ - Alan Watts
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Words can be communicative ...

Words can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences - Alan Watts
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โ€œWe do not โ€˜come intoโ€™ this world; we come out of it, as leave...

โ€œWe do not โ€˜come intoโ€™ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree...Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe.โ€ ~ Alan Watts
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"Man suffers only because ...

"Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun." -Alan Watts
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โ€œTrying to define yourse...

โ€œTrying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.โ€ โ€• Alan Watts
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You didn't come int...

You didn't come into this world. You came out of it.[Alan Watts]
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โ€œMuddy water is bes...

โ€œMuddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.โ€ - Alan Watts
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โ€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

โ€œThe 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.โ€ - Alan Watts
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 27
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Words can be communicative ...

Words can be communicative only between those who share similar experiences. โ€• Alan Watts
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Trying to define yourse...

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth - alan watts
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We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotion...

We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society. - Alan Watts
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โ€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

โ€œThe 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.โ€ - Alan Watts
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โ€œAnyone who tells you he has some way of leading you...

โ€œAnyone who tells you he has some way of leading you to spiritual enlightenment is like somebody who picks your pocket and sells you your own watch...โ€ -Alan Watts
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"We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotion...

"We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society." - Alan Watts
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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
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โ€œMuddy water is bes...

โ€œMuddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.โ€ - Alan Watts
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"You're under no obligatio...

"You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago" - Alan Watts
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