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About Alan Watts
Alan Watts was a philosopher and writer best known as an interpreter of Zen Buddhism and Eastern thought and philosophy for the West. During his lifetime, he wrote over two dozen books and articles. His most famous books on Buddhism include The Way of Zen and Psychotherapy East and West.
He was married three times. His first marriage was to Eleanor Everett from 1938 to 1949. The marriage produced two children. From 1950 to the early sixties he was married to Dorothy DeWitt and fathered five children with her. His last marriage was to Jane Yates King in 1964.
He was once an Episcopal priest in the mid 1940s.
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Famous quotes by Alan Watts
And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.Alan Watts
But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.Alan Watts
But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.Alan Watts
But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.Alan Watts
Faith is a state of openness or trust.Alan Watts
How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.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
In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.Alan Watts
In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.Alan Watts
No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.Alan Watts
No work or love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.Alan Watts
Religion is not a department of life it is something that enters into the whole of it.Alan Watts
So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.Alan Watts
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.Alan Watts
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible.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
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.Alan Watts
The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.Alan Watts
The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.Alan Watts
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.Alan Watts
You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.Alan Watts
You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.Alan Watts
Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.Alan Watts
Alan Watts' Popularity
Alan Watts was a famous English-American philosopher, who was born on January 6, 1915. As a person born on this date, Alan Watts is listed in our database as the 13th most popular celebrity for the day (January 6) and the 10th most popular for the year (1915).
People born on January 6 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Alan Watts is the 270th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Alan Watts' birthday, Alan Watts is the 7th most famous English-American.
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