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16 Random Quotes By - Alan Watts

16 Random Quotes By - Alan Watts
16 Random Quotes By - Alan Wattse

But we try to pretend, you see, that the external world exists altogether independently of us.

Alan Watts

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.

Alan Watts

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Alan Watts

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.

Alan Watts

If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.

If you study the writings of the mystics, you will always find things in them that appear to be paradoxes, as in Zen, particularly.

Alan Watts

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.

The reason we want to go on and on is because we live in an impoverished present.

Alan Watts

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.

Alan Watts

So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.

So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated, by the act of not being able to stop changing.

Alan Watts

Faith is a state of openness or trust.

Faith is a state of openness or trust.

Alan Watts

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens.

The myths underlying our culture and underlying our common sense have not taught us to feel identical with the universe, but only parts of it, only in it, only confronting it - aliens.

Alan Watts

What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it's a drag? But you see, that's what people do.

What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it's a drag? But you see, that's what people do.

Alan Watts

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

Alan Watts

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.

In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.

Alan Watts

And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.

And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.

Alan Watts

Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.

Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it.

Alan Watts

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.

Buddhism has in it no idea of there being a moral law laid down by somekind of cosmic lawgiver.

Alan Watts

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