Terence Quotes

“The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major porti...

“The apocalypse is not something which is coming. The apocalypse has arrived in major portions of the planet and it’s only because we live within a bubble of incredible privilege and social insulation that we still have the luxury of anticipating the apocalypse.” ― Terence McKenna
📅︎ Nov 18
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"Through psychedelics we are learning t...

"Through psychedelics we are learning that God is not an idea, God is a lost continent in the human mind." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Feb 28
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"The psychedelic community has not yet recognized or named itself as a commu...

"The psychedelic community has not yet recognized or named itself as a community. ... And if we are a community, it's not that we're all supposed to become dope dealers, it's that we're all supposed to become artists." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Feb 16
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“What we call reality is in fact nothing mo...

“What we call reality is in fact nothing more than a culturally sanctioned and linguistically reinforced hallucination.” -Terence McKenna
📅︎ Nov 28
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"Nothing is said ...

"Nothing is said that has not been said before." — Terence
📅︎ Dec 15
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"There is nobody who is so enli...

"There is nobody who is so enlightened that they don't need to work on themselves." --Terence McKenna
📅︎ Oct 29
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“Nature is not mut...

“Nature is not mute; it is man who is deaf.” — Terence McKenna
📅︎ Sep 20
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"Nothing is said ...

"Nothing is said that has not been said before." — Terence
📅︎ Jul 16
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I was there to push people beyond what's expected of them. I belie...

I was there to push people beyond what's expected of them. I believe thats an absolute necessity. Otherwise we're depriving the world of the next Louis Armstrong, the next Charlie Parker. -Terence Fletcher
📅︎ May 17
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"Nature is not our enemy, to be raped ...

"Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Apr 20
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"You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the univers...

"You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Feb 24
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"The problem is not to fi...

"The problem is not to find the answer, it's to face the answer." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Feb 20
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"The imagination is a d...

"The imagination is a dimension of nonlocal information." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Feb 21
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"Nothing lasts.....

"Nothing lasts... but nothing is lost" - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Oct 09
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Lovers quarrel...

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love. Terence
📅︎ Jul 29
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“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t inclu...

“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.” -Terence McKenna
📅︎ May 19
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“Reality is, you know, the tip of an iceberg of irrationality th...

“Reality is, you know, the tip of an iceberg of irrationality that we've managed to drag ourselves up onto for a few panting moments before we slip back into the sea of the unreal.” ― Terence McKenna
📅︎ Aug 31
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“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can d...

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.” - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Apr 28
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Nature is not mute...

Nature is not mute , it is man that is deaf - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Mar 09
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"Why are you unhappy? Because most ev...

"Why are you unhappy? Because most everything you think and do is for yourself — and there isn't one." — Terence Gray
📅︎ May 21
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“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t includ...

“If the words ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.” - Terence McKenna
📅︎ May 20
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“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. Yo...

“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.” - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Apr 07
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"Scattered through the ordinary world there are books and art...

"Scattered through the ordinary world there are books and artifacts and perhaps people who are like doorways into impossible realms, of impossible and contradictory truth." -Terence McKenna
📅︎ Dec 29
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"Culture Is You...

"Culture Is Your Operating System" - Terence Mckenna
📅︎ May 06
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"Directing our future when we can only ...

"Directing our future when we can only see the past is like driving a car using only the rearview mirror." -- Terence Mckenna
📅︎ Feb 18
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“An organism is chemi...

“An organism is chemistry abducted into hyperspace.” - Terence Mckenna
📅︎ Oct 07
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"The cost of sanity in this...

"The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Apr 09
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"It's all a...

"It's all about love." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Apr 07
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"All plants should be declared legal, and all anima...

"All plants should be declared legal, and all animals for that matter. The notion of illegal plants and animals is obnoxious and ridiculous." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Sep 27
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“It is not easy to measure the ocean, but ...

“It is not easy to measure the ocean, but we can be measured by it, confront it, and be in it.” ― Terence McKenna, The Archaic Revival
📅︎ May 03
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"Take it easy, ...

"Take it easy, dude. But, take it." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Mar 20
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"We have been slave too long to ideology, tran...

"We have been slave too long to ideology, transmitted hierarchically, and based on a tremendously alienating instrumentality." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Nov 18
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"Worrying is bett...

"Worrying is betting against yourself." - Terence Mckenna
📅︎ Mar 01
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"Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic c...

"Ego is a structure that is erected by a neurotic individual who is a member of a neurotic culture against the facts of the matter. And culture, which we put on like an overcoat, is the collectivized consensus about what sort of neurotic behaviors are acceptable." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Jul 10
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“Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. ...

“Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existance is defined in terms of control.” ― Terence McKenna
📅︎ Nov 13
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“We are the inheritors of a m...

“We are the inheritors of a million years of striving for the unspeakable.” - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Dec 01
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"We are like caterpillars, contemplating pupation. No longer will I chew on cabbag...

"We are like caterpillars, contemplating pupation. No longer will I chew on cabbage leaves, no longer will I spend my time roaming around the underside of the foliage. Life must be a preparation for the transition to another dimension." -Terence Mckenna
📅︎ Oct 25
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You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can d...

You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness. Terence McKenna
📅︎ May 21
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"The idea there is that we have gone sick by following a path of...

"The idea there is that we have gone sick by following a path of untrammelled rationalism, male dominance, attention to the visible surface of things, practicality, bottom-line-ism." - Terence McKenna
📅︎ Jun 05
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