Metaphysics Quotes

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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

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

Robert Anton Wilson
“belief is the death of intelligence.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger: Die letzten Geheimnisse der Illuminaten oder An den Grenzen des erweiterten Bewusstseins

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

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

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

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

“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

Aberjhani
“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

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

Aberjhani
“Each star is a mirror reflecting the truth inside you.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

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

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

Alfred Korzybski
“The map is not the territory.”
Alfred Korzybski

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

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
“...reality is always plural and mutable.”
Robert Anton Wilson, Cosmic Trigger Volume I: Final Secret of the Illuminati

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

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

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“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

“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

“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

Mark Z. Danielewski
“Physics depends on a universe infinitely centred on an equals sign.”
Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

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

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

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