SHORT ALAN WATTS QUOTES

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.”

“The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

“We do not ‘come into’ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”

“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time.”

“You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.”

“The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.”

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

“The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.”

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

“To go out of your mind at least once a day is tremendously important.”

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”

“The only thing that ultimately matters is to live a good life, stay true to yourself, and not worry about what others think.”

“We are all fundamentally the same, connected by the same energy of the universe.”

“The ego is a social institution with no physical reality.”

“You need to drop something. But the moment you drop it, you desire it back – the definition of a trap.”

“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time.”

“The more one tries to do something, the less chance there is of doing it. ”

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

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

“We are part of nature and made up of the same elements as the stars and galaxies.”

“What we have to discover is that there is no safety, that seeking is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don’t like it.”

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.”

“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”