Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

— Timothy Leary

The most interesting Timothy Leary quotes to get the best of your day

Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle.

Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.

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You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.

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The aim of human life is to know thyself.

Think for yourself. Question authority. Think with your friends. Create, create new realities. Philosophy is a team sport. Philosophy is the ultimate, the ultimate aphrodisiac pleasure. Learning how to operate your brain, learning how to operate your mind, learning how to redesign chaos

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Information is Power. Think For Yourself. CAUTION: proper use of the brain is not endorsed by federal governments nor huge corporations involved in serious financial profit from a brainwashed and enslaved population. Mild discomfort may occur as confusing independent thought challenges popular views of the world.

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You are a powerful, unlimited and eternal soul who is here to enjoy the experience of creativity and contribute to humanity's evolution.

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Acid is not for every brain .... Only the healthy, happy, wholesome, handsome, hopeful, humorous, high-velocity should seek these experiences. This elitism is totally self-determined. Unless you are self-confident, self-directed, self-selected, please abstain.

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In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism.

You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.

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The danger of psychedelic drugs, the danger of mind-opening, the danger of consciousness expansion, the danger of inner discovery is a danger to the establishment.

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Almost everyone today is brain-damaged by our education which is designed to produce docile automatons.

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My favorite three words in the English language are: ’I don’t know’, because every time I say them, I learn something new.

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If you want to change the way people respond to you, change the way you respond to people.

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Psychedelic drugs cause paranoia, confusion, and total loss of reality in politicians that have never taken them.

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About Timothy Leary

Quotes 125 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Educator
Birthday October 16

Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac

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If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.

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There are three side effects of acid: enhanced long-term memory, decreased short-term memory, and I forget the third.

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The brain is not a blind, reactive machine, but a complex, sensitive biocomputer that we can program. And if we don't take the responsibility for programming it, then it will be programmed unwittingly by accident or by the social environnement.

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The first narcotics bust in history is Jehovah busting Adam and Eve for eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

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Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.

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LSD, wisely used by professionals, could reprogram enough nervous systems to accelerate consciousness and intelligence before we laid ourselves and our planet waste."To use your head you have to go out of your mind" "You are a God, act like one"

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To describe externals, you become a scientist. To describe experience, you become an artist.

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A man without justice is a beast, and a man who would make himself a beast forgets the pain of being a man.

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Hippies started the ecology movement.

They combated racism. They liberated sexual stereotypes, encouraged change, individual pride, and self-confidence. They questioned robot materialism. In four years they managed to stop the Vietnam War. They got marijuana decriminalized in fourteen states during the Carter Administration.

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We seem to inhabit a universe made up of a small number of elements-particles-bits that swirl in chaotic clouds, occasionally clustering together in geometrically logical temporary configurations.

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We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.

They are a hundred times better educated than their grandparents, and ten times more sophisticated. There has never been such an open-minded group. The problem is that no one is giving them anything fresh. They've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

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The mission of DNA is to evolve nervous systems able to escape from the doomed planet and contact manifestations of the same amino-acid seeding that have evolved in other solar systems. The mission is the message--to escape and come home.

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We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history.

But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.

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Secrecy is the original sin. The fig leaf in the Garden of Eden. The basic crime against love.

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I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life.

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Hippy is an establishment label for a profound, invisible, underground, evolutionary process. For every visible hippy, barefoot, beflowered, beaded, there are a thousand invisible members of the turned-on underground. Persons whose lives are tuned in to their inner vision, who are dropping out of the TV comedy of American Life.

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Anything is possible after midnight.

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Learning how to operate a soul figures to take time.

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They've outlawed the number one vegetable on the planet.

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To use your head, you have to go out of your mind.

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Nobody ever understands what a pioneer is doing.

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At one point consciousness-altering devices like the microscope and telescope were criminalized for exactly the same reasons that psychedelic plants were banned in later years. They allow us to peer into bits and zones of Chaos.

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Drop Out--detach yourself from the external social drama which is as dehydrated and ersatz as TV. Turn On--find a sacrament which returns you to the temple of God, your own body. Go out of your mind. Get high. Tune In--be reborn. Drop back in to express it. Start a new sequence of behavior that reflects your vision.

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Remember also: beyond the restless flowing electricity of life is the ultimate reality- The Void. Your own awareness, not formed into anything possessing form or color, is naturally void. The Final Reality. The All Good. The All Peaceful. The light. The Radiance. The movement is the fire of life from which we all come. Join it. It is part of you.

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The brain is a robot-computer perfectly designed to fabricate any reality we program it to construct.

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My historical reading of the situation is that these great monolithic empires developed, Rome, Turkey, and so forth, and they always break down when enough people, and it's always the young, the creative, and minority groups drop out and go back to a tribal form.

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LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.

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When you get the message, hang up the phone.

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In the information-communication civilization of the 21st Century, creativity and mental excellence will become the ethical norm. The world will be too dynamic, complex, and diversified, too cross-linked by the global immediacies of modern (quantum) communication, for stability of thought or dependability of behaviour to be successful.

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If you listen to neurologists and psychiatrists, you'd never fall in love.

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People use the word "natural" ... What is natural to me is these botanical species which interact directly with the nervous system. What I consider artificial is 4 years at Harvard, and the Bible, and Saint Patrick's cathedral, and the Sunday school teachings.

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Actions which are conscious expressions of the turn-on, tune-in, drop-out rhythm are religious.The wise person devotes his life exclusively to the religious search - for therein is found the only ecstasy, the only meaning. Anything else is a competitive quarrel over (or Hollywood-love sharing of) studio props.

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I declare that The Beatles are mutants.

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The general direction of evolution is to produce a serially imprinting, multibrained creature able to decipher its own program, create the technology to leave the planet and live in post-terrestrial mini-worlds, decode the aging sectors of the DNA code--thus assuring immortality, and act in harmony with stages of evolution to come.

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Everything we did in the 1960s was designed to fission, to weaken faith in and conformity to the 1950s social order. Our precise surgical target was the Judeo-Christian power monolith, which has imposed a guilty, inhibited, grim, anti-body, anti-life repression on Western civilization.

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Extraterrestrial intelligence could have sent DNA-seed packets out through space to plant life on hospitable planets such as earth.

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