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Quotes About Metaphysics

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Terry Pratchett
“In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Carl Sagan
“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.”
Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Woody Allen
“If it turns out that there is a God...the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.”
Woody Allen

Alan W. Watts
“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
Alan W. Watts

Albert Einstein
“From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that we are here for the sake of each other - above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends, and also for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day I realize how much my own outer and inner life is built upon the labors of my fellow men, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
Albert Einstein

George Orwell
“For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable – what then?”
George Orwell, 1984

“The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without: to follow one's own path, not that of the crowd.”
Nicholas Tharcher, Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation

“Inevitably it follows that anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes an authority or established convention': a rebel. ...And if enough people come to agree with—and follow—the REBEL, we now have a DEVIL. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have ... GREATNESS.”
Nicholas Tharcher, Rebels and Devils: The Psychology of Liberation

Anton Chekhov
“The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it.”
Anton Chekhov

Rumi
“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
Rumi, The Essential Rumi

Robert Anton Wilson
“...an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

René Descartes
“I suppose therefore that all things I see are illusions; I believe that nothing has ever existed of everything my lying memory tells me. I think I have no senses. I believe that body, shape, extension, motion, location are functions. What is there then that can be taken as true? Perhaps only this one thing, that nothing at all is certain.”
René Descartes

Robert Anton Wilson
“...when dogma enters the brain, all intellectual activity ceases. ”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger Volume I: Final Secret of the Illuminati

“The map is not the territory.”
Alfred Korzybski

Hazrat Inayat Khan
“We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Robert Anton Wilson
“We look for the Secret - the Philosopher's Stone, the Elixir of the Wise, Supreme Enlightenment, 'God' or whatever...and all the time it is carrying us about...It is the human nervous system itself.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger Volume I: Final Secret of the Illuminati

Martin Heidegger
“Why are there beings at all, instead of Nothing?”
Martin Heidegger, Introduction to Metaphysics

Aberjhani
“The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Stanley Victor Paskavich
“Don't live by my words, don't die by them, chew them slowly digest them, and smile if they give nourishment to your soul.”
Stanley Victor Paskavich

Aleister Crowley
“I've often thought that there isn't any "I" at all; that we are simply the means of expression of something else; that when we think we are ourselves, we are simply the victims of a delusion.”
Aleister Crowley, Diary of a Drug Fiend

Bauvard
“Mothers do not have love affairs. Before their children they have dreams, and after their children they have delusions. If the father is involved somewhere, they have fantasies.”
Bauvard, The Prince Of Plungers

Allen Ginsberg
“This is the one and only
firmament; therefore
it is the absolute world.
There is no other world.
The circle is complete.
I am living in Eternity.
The ways of this world
are the ways of Heaven.”
Allen Ginsberg

“Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.”
Nikola Telsa, The Problem of Increasing Human Energy

“Change happens very slow and very sudden.”
Dorothy Bryant, The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You

“One can never "fall" in love, you must rise to it's level of consciousness. Love is not a feeling, it's a state of MIND!”
T.C. Carrier

“Can all this just be an accident? Or could there be some alien intelligence behind it?”
Gene Rodenberry

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