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Quote of Alan Watts - Things are as they are. Looking...


Biography - Alan Watts:

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

Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.




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Quotes for: stars


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Quotes about stars:


The stars of your destiny are in your heart.





To the stars through difficulty.
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The time has come to light the stars again.





He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.





Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and reverence, the more often and more steadily one reflects on them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.





Men at some time are masters of their fates;
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.












Quotes for: universe


Quotes

Quotes about the Universe:


The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a ‘clock’ can exist without there being a Clockmaker.





Philosophy is written in this grand book, which stands continually open before our eyes (I say the Universe), but can not be understood without first learning to comprehend the language and know the characters as it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles and other geometric figures, without which it is impossible to humanly understand a word; without these one is wandering in a dark labyrinth.





The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.





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





Everything mystical is personal — accordingly it is an elementary variation of the universe.





All I did was to look at what the universe showed me.











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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.





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












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