I am what happens between the maternity

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I am what happens between the maternity ward and the Crematorium.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel

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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else

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When we attempt to exercise power or control over someone else, we cannot avoid giving that person the very same power or control over us.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

A scholar tries to learn something everyday

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A scholar tries to learn something everyday; a student of Buddhism tries to unlearn something daily.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep

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Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up... now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

The more a thing tends to be permanent

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The more a thing tends to be permanent, the more it tends to be lifeless.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

You are a function of what the whole

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You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions

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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.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

The only way to make sense out of change

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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.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.

Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone

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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
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Alan Watts

January 5, 1915 – November 15, 1973
British writer and lecturer who interpreted and popularised Eastern philosophy and religion for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, England, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master's degree in theology.