Chögyam Trungpa Quotes

Sanity lies somewhere between the inhibitions of conventional morality and the looseness of the extreme impulse.


In fact, a person always finds when he begins to practice meditation that all sorts of problems are brought out. Any hidden aspects of your personality are brought out into the open, for the simple reason that for the first time you are allowing yourself to see your state of mind as it is.


We must continue to be open in the face of great opposition. No one is encouraging us to be open and still we must peel away the layers of the heart.


The point is not to convert anyone to our view, but rather to help people wake to their own view, their own sanity.


The challenge of warriorship is to live fully in the world as it is and to find within this world, with all its paradoxes, the essence of nowness. If we open our eyes, if we open our minds, if we open our hearts, we will find that this world is a magical place.


Enlightenment is ego’s ultimate disappointment.

Individuality Quotes

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.

Carl Jung

I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it’s up to them to find that quality and let it live.

Grace Jones

In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.

Alex Grey

If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.

Claude McKay

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.

David Bohm

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.

Theodor Adorno

Equality implies individuality.

Trey Anastasio

What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.

Robert Green Ingersoll

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Open Minded Quotes

By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.

Richard Dawkins

Beware: open-mindedness will often say, ‘Everything is permissible except a sharp opinion.’

Criss Jami

Always hear others out and remain open-minded; the day you think you know everything is the day you have the most yet to learn.

A.J. Darkholme

The problem with open-mindedness is that it can become empty-mindedness.

Christopher Hitchens

A man who believes everything can be explained by science is just as ignorant as someone who believes everything can be explained by religion.

Zack W. Van

The degree to which your mind is open now will determine the limitations, or lack of them, on your ideas in the future.

Stewart Stafford

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

Albert Einstein

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

Isaac Asimov

Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.

Frank Zappa

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

Henry David Thoreau

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land when they can see nothing but sea.

Francis Bacon

Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.

Rupert Sheldrake

I have found that children are the most open-minded of all my audiences. They are not set in their ways. They are open to ideas.

Ziggy Marley


Paranoid by Black Sabbath

Finished with my woman ’cause she couldn’t help me with my mind
people think I’m insane because I am frowning all the time
All day long I think of things but nothing seems to satisfy
Think I’ll lose my mind if I don’t find something to pacify

Can you help me occupy my brain?
Oh yeah

I need someone to show me the things in life that I can’t find
I can’t see the things that make true happiness, I must be blind

Make a joke and I will sigh and you will laugh and I will cry
Happiness I cannot feel and love to me is so unreal

And so as you hear these words telling you now of my state
I tell you to enjoy life I wish I could but it’s too late