11 Quotes from The Book by Alan Watts



A couple of months ago whilst scrolling through twitter, someone I follow recommended the author Alan Watts. Last month I started reading one of his books called The Book On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are. I was unsure of what to expect but found that I really resonated with much of the writers words. Whilst reading the book I made a few notes of the quotes I liked best as I thought it would be good to share them.

  1. Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature
  2. Attention is narrowed perception
  3. Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way
  4. Society as we know it is therefore playing a game with self-contradictory rules
  5. A permanently vicious specious destroys, not only itself, but all other life in its environment
  6. Most of our products are being made by people who do not enjoy making them
  7. The more strenuously you grasp this airy nothingness, the more swiftly it collapses in your hands
  8. The present is the only thing that has no end
  9. We have scrubbed the world clean of magic
  10. Life must be lived as a game
  11. To define is to limit

So there you have it, let me know which one was your favorite or if you’ve read any good books lately. Leave me your recommendations below.



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