Alan Watts Quotes

Most popular Alan Watts Quotes

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
— Alan Watts
The hallucination of being a separate ego will not stand up to biological tests.
— Alan Watts

ego

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
— Alan Watts
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

change

Man suffers because of his craving to possess and keep forever things which are essentially impermanent.
— Alan Watts

impermanence

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
Zen...does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes.  Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

spiritual Zen

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 that it is play.

work & play play