Quotes of Alan Watts

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

- Alan Watts

“ We have somehow conned ourselves into the notion that this moment is ordinary. ”

- Alan Watts

“ The only Zen you’ll find on mountain tops is the Zen you bring up there with you. ”

- Alan Watts

“ As soon as we free ourselves from the mirage of hurrying time, we are alive again, as in childhood, to the ecstasies of ordinary life. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Wherever the past is dropped away and safety abandoned, life is renewed. ”

- Alan Watts

“ The whole point of life is to be fully aware of it as it happens. ”

- Alan Watts

“ If you make where you are going more important than where you are, there may be no point in going. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them by degree of presence. ”

- Alan Watts

“ If you set out to do what you really want to do, you may lose a lot of friends but you will not lose a single friend who is worth having. ”

- Alan Watts

“ No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen. ”

- Alan Watts

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

- Alan Watts

“ Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. ”

- Alan Watts

“ The menu is not the meal. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Drop the craving for self, for permanence, for particular circumstances, and go straight ahead with the movement of life. ”

- Alan Watts

“ The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Whether we like it or not, change comes, and the greater the resistance, the greater the pain. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Taoism is a way of liberation, which never comes by means of revolution, since it is notorious that most revolutions establish worse tyrannies than they destroy. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Buddhism may be summed up in two phrases: “Let go!” and “Walk on!”. ”

- Alan Watts

“ To really do nothing, with perfection, is as difficult as doing everything. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Meditation is the way in which we come to feel our basic inseparability from the whole universe, and what that requires is that we shut up. ”

- Alan Watts

“ The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless. ”

- 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

“ Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. ”

- Alan Watts

“ I owe my solitude to other people. ”

- Alan Watts

“ I owe my solitude to other people. ”

- Alan Watts

“ The only alternative to a shuddering paralysis is to leap into action regardless of the consequences. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Only those who can accept their own annihilation can have the courage to be true individuals. ”

- Alan Watts

“ Nothing fails like success. ”

- Alan Watts
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