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English Writer, Poet, Dramatist, Playwright
Sunday 26 April 1564 - Saturday 23 April 1616
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English Critic, Poet, Author, Editor
Wednesday 18 September 1709 - Monday 13 December 1784
Winston Churchill
English Statesman, Leader, Politician
Monday 30 November 1874 - Sunday 24 January 1965
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English Writer
Friday 29 May 1874 - Sunday 14 June 1936
Francis Bacon
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
William Hazlitt
English Writer, Philosopher, Critic
Friday 10 April 1778 - Saturday 18 September 1830
John Ruskin
English Writer, Critic, Architect
Monday 8 February 1819 - Saturday 20 January 1900
Thomas Fuller
English Writer, Historian, Author, Clergyman
Thursday 19 June 1608 - Tuesday 16 August 1661
Alexander Pope
English Writer, Poet
Friday 21 May 1688 - Saturday 30 May 1744
David Herbert Lawrence
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Friday 11 September 1885 - Sunday 2 March 1930
Aldous Huxley
English Writer, Novelist
Thursday 26 July 1894 - Friday 22 November 1963
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Now what is our personality? Our personality is what we call our image, our image of ourselves, and also our thought about ourselves, our idea of ourselves, this is the person. In other words, what people meet and understand, and what I understand as Alan Watts, is big act which is really not me;  because in the image of Alan Watts there are not all my unconscious processes, both psychological and physical . The construction of my brain is not contained in the concept Alan Watts, and the concept Alan Watts does not contain the inseparable relationships which I have with all the rest of the Universe; and therefore that concept is a fraud!

Alan Watts

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Source: https://youtu.be/_LXiSPpfM54?t=231

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A lot of people are in business to make money instead of wealth. When they make the money they don't know what to do with it.

Alan Watts

Words: know, wealth, instead, money, make, business, people, lot

Source: https://youtu.be/_LXiSPpfM54?t=203

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Now as far I can see, the basic mistake is that we've invented this wonderful system of language and calculation, and that it is at once too simple to deal with the complexity of the World, and also we are liable to confuse that system of symbols with the World itself just as we confuse say, money with wealth.

Alan Watts

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Source: https://youtu.be/_LXiSPpfM54?t=175

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Faith is a state of openness or trust.

Alan Watts

Words: faith, state, openness, trust
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You don't look out there for God, something in the sky, you look in you.

Alan Watts

Words: look, God, something, sky
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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Alan Watts

Words: way, make, sense, change, plunge, move, join, dance
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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

Words: work, love, will, flourish, guilt, fear, hollowness, heart, just, valid, plans, future, made, capacity, living, now
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But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.

Alan Watts

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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

Words: faith, trust, water, swim, grab, hold, will, sink, drown, instead, relax, float
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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

Words: relationship, self, other, complete, realization, loving, impossible, defined
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But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.

Alan Watts

Words: nothing, negative, empty, exceedingly, powerful
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And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

Alan Watts

Words: attitude, faith, very, opposite, clinging, belief, holding
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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

Alan Watts

Words: never, pretend, love, actually, feel, command
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Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.

Alan Watts

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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

Words: technology, destructive, hands, people, realize, one, same, process, universe
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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

Words: possible, being, sensitive, jewels, eyes, enchanted, musical, instruments, ears, fabulous, arabesque, nerves, brain, experience, anything, less, God
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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

Words: realized, past, future, real, illusions, exist, present, all
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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

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We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

Alan Watts

Words: more, sensitive, pleasure, being, pain
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Zen does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

Alan Watts

Words: Zen, does, confuse, spirituality, thinking, about, God, while, one, peeling, potatoes, just, peel
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