Alan Watts

Alan Watts

Quotes and Inspiration

“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”
“There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering.”
“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
“It's better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.”
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
“This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”
“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
“Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”
“Just as true humor is laughter at oneself, true humanity is knowledge of oneself.”
“The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.”

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