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Biography - Alan Watts:

British philosopher, writer and speaker.
Born: 1915 - Died: 1973
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

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.




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Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.
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Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
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Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
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Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
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All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
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Quotes for: poverty


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Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.
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As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
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Abundance makes me poor.
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A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.
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Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.
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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 illusion.
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You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
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You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.
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No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
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