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Alan Watts

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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

Quote

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.
Alan Watts




Translation  

Translation

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French
Une personne qui pense tout le temps n’a rien d’autre à penser que les pensées elles-mêmes. Elle perd ainsi le contact avec la réalité et vit dans un monde d'illusions.”
Alan Watts

German
Ein Mensch, der die ganze Zeit denkt, hat außer Gedanken nichts, worüber er nachdenken könnte; er verliert also den Kontakt zur Realität und lebt in einer Welt der Illusionen.”
Alan Watts




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Leonardo da Vinci




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Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
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Men should strive to think much and know little.”
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Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.”
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Music is noise that thinks.”
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Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion”
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The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
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The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
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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.”
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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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Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.”
Alan Watts - In My Own Way
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