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Alan Watts

Read through the most famous quotes from 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

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

— Alan Watts

#dance #into #join #make #move

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.

— Alan Watts

#future #i #illusions #past #past and future

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

— Alan Watts

#command #feel #love #love is #never

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

— Alan Watts

#i #much #ocean #physical #universe

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

#defined #everything #impossible #loving #other

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.

— Alan Watts

#hands #only #people #process #realize

If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself - so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed

— Alan Watts


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

— Alan Watts

#duty #full #god #idea #infinity

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

#fear #flourish #future #guilt #heart

About Alan Watts

Alan Watts Quotes

Did you know about Alan Watts?

In his autobiography he wrote "… cultural renewal comes about when highly differentiated cultures mix". His legacy has been kept alive by his son Mark Watts and by many of his recorded talks and lectures that have found new life on the Internet. Dionysius (translation from Greek of Pseudo-Dionysius available online)
1947 Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion Vintage 1972 ISBN 0-394-71761-9
1950 Easter: Its Story and Meaning
1950 The Supreme Identity Vintage 1972.

He also explored human consciousness in the essay "The New Alchemy" (1958) and in the book The Joyous Cosmology (1962). Living on the West Coast Watts gained a large following in the San Francisco Bay Area while working as a volunteer programmer at KPFA a Pacifica Radio station in Berkeley. Watts became an Episcopal priest but left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

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