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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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Quotes for: imagination


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Quotes for: imagination


Imagination is more important than knowledge.





Man, too, has wings, he has imagination.





Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.





Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?





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.





All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.











Quotes for: poverty


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Quotes about poverty:


Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.





Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.





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.





Abundance makes me poor.





A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.





Another cause of our poverty lies in our new needs.











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Alan Watts also said...


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.





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





You can't live at all, unless you can live fully now.





Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.





No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.





Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.












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