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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

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.



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.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



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.

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.




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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

I am simply what I am, or I begin to be that. I live in the present. I only remember the past, and anticipate the future. I love to live.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

The present alone is true and real: it is time as it is really fulfilled and our existence lies exclusively in it.

I think, therefore I am.

He who thinks little, errs much.

Only the thinking man lives his life, the thoughtless man's life passes him by.




Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





To live means to love, but above all, to love life.





My trade and art is to live.





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





"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."





To live without philosophizing is properly to have one's eyes closed and never attempt to open them.











Quotes for: to think


Quotes

Quotes for: to think


Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.





For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.





Men should strive to think much and know little.





Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.





Music is noise that thinks.











Quotes for: illusion


Quotes

Quotes for: illusion


The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.





Illusions fall away, like the peels of a fruit, one after another, and the fruit is experience.





The masses have never thirsted after truth. They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.





Knowledge kills action; action requires the veils of illusion





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 single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.











Quotes

Alan Watts also said...


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.





You are the big bang, the original force of the universe, coming on as whoever you are.












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