253+ EXCLUSIVE Alan Watts Quotes To Blow Your Mind

253+ EXCLUSIVE Alan Watts Quotes To Blow Your Mind

With countless essays, over 25 books, and nearly 400 lectures,  Alan Watts quotes will make you more aware of yourself and your world. There are a lot of topics such as the meaning of life, love, death, higher consciousness, the true nature of reality and the pursuit of happiness.

Who is Alan Watts?

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-American philosopher, an author, a poet, a radical thinker, an ex-priest, a mystic, a teacher, and a critic of society. He interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy for a Western audience.

If you’re searching for the best life quotes by wise people to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) … look no further! From deep Dr. Seuss Quotes, inspirational Maya Angelou Quotes, and Buddha Quotes, you will find top of greatest sayings.

Best Alan Watts Quotes

  • The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
  • Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
  • To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead, you relax and float.
  • Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
  • We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.
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  • 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.
  • You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.
  • 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.
  • You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
  • 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.
  • The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
  • 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.
  • How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
  • Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.
  • I owe my solitude to other people.
  • Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the Gods made for fun.
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  • What I am really saying is that you don’t need to do anything, because if you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomenon of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. You are all just like that, and there is nothing wrong with you at all.
  • Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.
  • 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.
  • If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid.
  • You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.
  • Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.
  • Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
  • Philosophy is man’s expression of curiosity about everything and his attempt to make sense of the world primarily through his intellect.
  • A scholar tries to learn something every day; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.
  • 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.

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