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Motivational Alan Watts Quotes And Sayings

Alan Watts Quotes:- Alan Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularizing Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.


Inspirational Alan Watts Quotes


“Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.”-Alan Watts

Inspirational Alan Watts Quotes

“The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.”-Alan Watts


“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.”-Alan Watts


“I owe my solitude to other people.”-Alan Watts


“Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.”-Alan Watts

“Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.”-Alan Watts


“Wars based on principle are far more destructive… the attacker will not destroy that which he is after.”-Alan Watts


“And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.”-Alan Watts


“And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.”-Alan Watts


“Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by some kind of cosmic lawgiver.”-Alan Watts

“But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.”-Alan Watts


Famous Alan Watts Quotes


“Some believe all those parents, tutors, and kindred beliefs. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates because they are born heirs to them.”-Alan Watts


“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


“But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.”-Alan Watts


“In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.”-Alan Watts


“But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.”-Alan Watts


“Faith is a state of openness or trust.”-Alan Watts

“But to me, nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful.”-Alan Watts


“In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.”-Alan Watts


“Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it’s just doing it.”-Alan Watts


Greatest Alan Watts Quotes


“Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.”-Alan Watts


“The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.”-Alan Watts


“So what is discord at one level of your being is harmony at another level.”-Alan Watts


“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.”-Alan Watts


“The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.”-Alan Watts

“We identify in our experience a differentiation between what we do and what happens to us.”-Alan Watts


“What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living when it’s a drag? But you see, that’s what people do.”-Alan Watts


“You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.”-Alan Watts


“The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.”-Alan Watts


“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.”-Alan Watts


“Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.”-Alan Watts


“You don’t look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.”-Alan Watts


“The reason we want to go on and on is that we live in an impoverished present.”-Alan Watts