Quotes by English Philosopher Alan Watts

You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago. Alan Watts

Choice is not a form of freedom in the sense of the word; choice is the act of hesitation that occurs before making a decision. Alan Watts

To come to your senses you have to go out of your mind. Alan Watts
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No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. Alan Watts

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts

A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world. Alan Watts

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now. Alan Watts

So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself. Alan Watts

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. Alan Watts

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention. Alan Watts

I owe my solitude to other people. Alan Watts

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be. Alan Watts

We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves. Alan Watts

But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything. Alan Watts

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. Alan Watts

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. Alan Watts

Faith is a state of openness or trust. Alan Watts

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Alan Watts

Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know. Alan Watts

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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