Alan Watts Quotes


‘You are God in the Dance of Life’ ~ Alan Watts

The Way of Zen         Nature, Man and Woman         In My Own Way: An Autobiography         The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts

Alan Wilson Watts was a British philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Wikipedia

The Wisdom of Insecurity
By Alan W. Watts

“An exploration of man’s quest for psychological security and spiritual certainty in religion and philosophy.”

“This book has changed my life. For anyone that has experienced depression and anxiety, this book explains the evolutionary reason for these emotions. Ultimately the books criticizes man for misusing his anxiety. We have become too anxious over stimuli that is all too trivial. The human animal has developed anxiety for his survival, but he now experiences anxiety that detrimentally affects his survival.”Amazon Reviews

Alan Watts

It is in the present and only in the present that you live. There is no other reality than present reality.

— Alan Watts

No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.

— Alan Watts

The attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief, of holding on.

— Alan Watts

The hallucination of being a separate ego will not stand up to biological tests.

— 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 past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.

— Alan Watts