Nine mind-twisting quotes from three trippy philosophers

Alan Watts

Our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.

Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the Gods made for fun.

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.

Aldous Huxley

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.”

“The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.”

“Perhaps it’s good for one to suffer. Can an artist do anything if he’s happy? Would he ever want to do anything? What is art, after all, but a protest against the horrible inclemency of life?”

Terrence McKenna

“If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.” 

“We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together.” 

“My technique is don’t believe anything. If you believe in something, you are automatically precluded from believing its opposite.” 

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