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Quote of Alan Watts - If, then, my awareness of the...


Biography - Alan Watts:

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

If, then, my awareness of the past and future makes me less aware of the present, I must begin to wonder whether I am actually living in the real world.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Si ma conscience du passé et de l’avenir me rend moins conscient du présent, je dois commencer à me demander si je vis vraiment dans le monde réel.

German
Wenn mich somit Vergangenheit und Zukunft weniger die Gegenwart gewahr werden lassen, muss ich mir überlegen, ob ich wirklich in dieser Welt lebe.




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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.

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

The world is generally so restless, that men scarcely ever think of the present time, and the instant they are now actually living, but of those in which they are to live. So that we are always in a disposition to live in future, but never to live now.




Quotes for: to live


Quotes

Quotes for: to live


True knowledge lies in knowing how to live.





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.





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





My trade and art is to live.





"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: past


Quotes

Quotes about the past:


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





The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.





The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.





When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.





Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.











Quotes for: present


Quotes

Quotes about the present:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca - 





In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.





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





The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.





Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us.











Quotes for: future


Quotes

Quotes about the future:


Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.





Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Seneca - 





As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.





Man is the future of man.





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





The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.











Quotes

Quotes for: consciousness


Science without conscience is only ruin of the soul.





Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.





It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.





World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.





Consciousness is a link between what was and what will be; a bridge between the past and the future.





Like great works, deep feelings always mean more than they are conscious of saying.











Quotes

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.





Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.












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