10 Inspirational Alan Watts Quotes to Change Your Thinking

Alan Watts was a writer and lecturer who interpreted Eastern philosophy and was popular with the Western audience. Also, he has written over 25 books and continues to be popular these days due to inspirational Alan Watts quotes on YouTube.

Personally, Alan Watts is my favorite philosopher. His lectures and his books have always got me thinking about my life, the universe, and what’s really going on.

So, I collected some of the best Alan Watts quotes that I could find. I hope you enjoy and feel free to share these images!

10 Inspirational Alan Watts Quotes

Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations. - Alan Watts
1. “Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” - Alan Watts
You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago. - Alan Watts
2. "You're under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago." - Alan Watts
I must trust yourself to a nature which doesn't have a boss. - Alan Watts
3. "I must trust yourself to a nature which doesn't have a boss." - Alan Watts
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
4. “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
You have seen that the universe is at root a magical illusion and a fabulous game, and that there is no separate
5. "You have seen that the universe is at root a magical illusion and a fabulous game, and that there is no separate "you" to get something out of it, as if life were a bank to be robbed. The only real "you" is the one that comes and goes, manifests and withdraws itself eternally in and as every conscious being. For "you" is the universe looking at itself from billions of points of view, points that come and go so that the vision is forever new." - Alan Watts
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. - Alan Watts
6. "Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun." - Alan Watts
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean. - Alan Watts
7. “You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” - Alan Watts
The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. - Alan Watts
8. "The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." - Alan Watts
Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence. - Alan Watts
9. “Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” - Alan Watts
But in reality we cannot compare joy with sorrow. Comparison is possible only by the very rapid alternation of two states of mind, and you cannot switch back and forth between the genuine feelings of joy and sorrow as you can shift your eyes between a cat and a dog. Sorrow can only be compared with the memory of joy, which is not at all the same thing as joy itself. - Alan Watts
10. "But in reality we cannot compare joy with sorrow. Comparison is possible only by the very rapid alternation of two states of mind, and you cannot switch back and forth between the genuine feelings of joy and sorrow as you can shift your eyes between a cat and a dog. Sorrow can only be compared with the memory of joy, which is not at all the same thing as joy itself." - Alan Watts
10 Inspirational Alan Watts Quotes To Change Your Thinking. Expand Your Miind
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