Alan Watts Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Alan Watts quotes, Alan Watts sayings, and Alan Watts proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

There will always be suffering. But we must not suffer over the suffering. Alan Watts
To have order, you must have randomness, because where you have no randomness order cannot manifest itself. Alan Watts
This explosively expands the air around the flash and the result is thunder. Alan Watts
Thunder rolls around the sky by coming to you from different clouds that reflect the expanding air around the flash. Alan Watts
You cannot have thunder without first having a flash of lightning somewhere. Alan Watts
If you here a thunder, don't run under the tree. Alan Watts
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 it is play. Alan Watts
To remain caught up in ideas and words about Zen is, as the old masters say, to stink of Zen. Alan Watts
Zen is simply the sensation and the clear understanding...that there is behind the multiplicity of events and creatures in this universe simply one energy and it appears as you, and everything is it. Alan Watts
The practice of Zen is to understand that one energy so as to 'feel it in your bones.' Alan Watts
Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad, or advantageous, but what is. Alan Watts
The whole point of Zen is to suspend the rules we have superimposed on things and to see the world as it is. Alan Watts
The real Zen of the old Chinese masters was wuh-shih or 'no-fuss.' Alan Watts
Stay in the center, and you will be ready to move in any direction. 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 great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. 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 psychotherapist tries to help the individual to be himself and to go it alone without giving unnecessary offense to his community, to be in the world of social convention but not of the world. Alan Watts
One is a great deal less anxious if one feels perfectly free to be anxious. Alan Watts
By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us. Alan Watts
It is the delighted self-recognition of one's own absurdity, and a loving cynicism with respect to one's own pretentious. Alan Watts
Religion is not a department of life; it is something that enters into the whole of it. Alan Watts