Best Quotes About Metaphysical

Love is metaphysical gravity. -R. Buckminster Fuller

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. -John Fowles

Chicago has a strange metaphysical elegance of death about it. -Claes Oldenburg

Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. -Aldous Huxley

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. -Karl Marx

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage. -Auguste Comte

I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content. -Arthur Boyd

I think in metaphysical terms, I would call that increasing the speed of the vibration of life. -Neale Donald Walsch

Art's development should be dialectical and not metaphysical. -Robert Smithson

Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of my metaphysical inclinations, I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is. -Martha Beck

The talk about balance, nuclear balance, seems to me to be metaphysical and doesn't seem to be real at all. -E. P. Thompson

The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model. -Erwin Schrodinger

It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems. -Maimonides

Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone… truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else. -Wayne Coyne

Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic. -Hans Hofmann

Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages. -Benjamin Whorf

The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity. -Alan Watts

One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions. -Arthur Koestler

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey. -Joseph Brodsky

Evolution is true, it happens, it is the way the world is, and we too are one of its products. This does not mean that evolution does not have metaphysical implications; I remain convinced that this is the case. -Simon Conway Morris

Culture must have its ultimate aim in the metaphysical or it will cease to be culture. -Johan Huizinga

Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image. -Aldous Huxley

I think we're in the time when the metaphysical world is so interesting. -Alyssa Milano

The world's a mean place. It's unfair, then it's fair. It's hateful, then it's loving. It's a very peculiar place on philosophical and metaphysical and religious levels. -Tim Allen

There are metaphysical problems, problems of human existence, that philosophy has never known how to grasp in all their concreteness and that only the novel can seize. -Milan Kundera

Prayer's important, not just as some kind of a metaphysical exercise, but I think it's a way to refresh one's own mind and motive. If you're praying, you're really looking beyond your own personal thoughts and the pressures that are around you. -Mike Huckabee

A metaphysical tour de force of untethered meaning and involuting interlocking contrapuntal rhythms, 'The Clock' is more than a movie or even a work of art. It is so strange and other-ish that it becomes a stream-of-consciousness algorithm unto itself – something almost inhuman. -Jerry Saltz

You need to put easy, nice, tranquil thoughts in your head before you go to bed. You know what I do? I read metaphysical books. The good stuff stays in your brain once you go under. -Cristina Saralegui

In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally 'appearances,' the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more 'material' and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is. -Annie Besant

My mother was religious; she was knowledgeable about mythology and scriptures; she could tell the metaphysical nuances and make the story come to life with their deeper significance. The current generation is missing out on this. -Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

For me, 'Moby-Dick' is more than the greatest American novel ever written; it is a metaphysical survival manual – the best guidebook there is for a literate man or woman facing an impenetrable unknown: the future of civilization in this storm-tossed 21st century. -Nathaniel Philbrick

Art's a very metaphysical activity. It's something that enriches the parameters of your life, the possibilities of being, and you touch transcendence and you change your life. And you want to change the life of others, too. That's why people are involved with art. -Jeff Koons

I've had years of bizarre hallucinogenic magical experiences in which I believed I had communicated with entities that may well have been disassociated parts of my own personality or conceivably some independent entity of a metaphysical nature. Both would seem equally interesting. -Alan Moore

What's more unnerving than magnetism, ghosts, and unpurified water? Gadgetmongers who purport to protect us from metaphysical monsters that go bump in the New Age night. -Chris Hardwick

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in a very Jewish neighbourhood and thought the whole world was like that. My parents were secular, but I went to a very Orthodox Jewish school, and I really got into it. I found it all fascinating, and I was just kind of really attracted to the metaphysical questions. -Larry Charles

One of my books is a hallucinogen, an aphrodisiac, a mood elevator, an intellectual garage door opener, and a metaphysical trash compactor. They'll do everything except rotate your tires. -Tom Robbins

Traditional Chinese art looked at the Earth from a Confucian mountain top; Japanese art looked closely around screens; Italian Renaissance art surveyed conquered nature through the window or door-frame of a palace. For the Cro-Magnons, space is a metaphysical arena of continually intermittent appearances and disappearances. -John Berger

All good children's books, I think, address metaphysical issues in some kind of way. -Duane Michals

Dickinson is my hero because she was a joker, because she would never explain, because as a poet she confronted pain, dread and death, and because she was capable of speaking of those matters with both levity and seriousness. She's my hero because she was a metaphysical adventurer. -Helen Oyeyemi

Success is a sort of metaphysical experience. I live exactly as I did before – only on a slightly bigger scale. Naturally, I won't be corrupted. I'll sit there in my Rolls, uncorrupted, and tell my chauffeur, uncorruptedly, where to go. -Tom Stoppard

I think that when a film does its job, it poses questions rather than gives answers. It should act as a frustrating counselor who, at your bidding for advice, says, 'What do you think?' I think that's some of what the culture critic Greg Tate meant by art leaving a 'metaphysical stain.' -Aunjanue Ellis

Dada was an extreme protest against the physical side of painting. It was a metaphysical attitude. -Marcel Duchamp

I always lived by railroads, and I would find places to just look at the horizon, and I always expected there was something somewhere else. And sometimes I think that's more a metaphysical somewhere else rather than just to get out of the town. -Jason Molina

Colours exist for me as entities in themselves, as metaphysical beings. -Etel Adnan

For the fiction students I teach, one of the most common mistakes is to start in the wrong place. Often the actual story doesn't begin until about a third of the way into their narratives. They start off instead with excessive scene-setting, metaphysical speculation, introducing nonessential dramatis personae, throat-clearing, etc. -Darin Strauss

When you're editing, you're putting it together in a way that makes sense metaphysically. You're not inventing it, but you're finding the story that's there. You're making a play that's eventually going to go on stage and present itself to an audience. You want to show what happened, not exactly what you have evidence of happening. -D. A. Pennebaker

Cut off from his religious, metaphysical and transcendental roots, man is lost; all his actions become senseless, absurd, useless. -Eugene Ionesco

Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community. -Eugene Ionesco

Wagner is contrapuntal in a philosophical way as well as a musical way. What I mean by that is that every tendency has its opposite, and you see that in the man himself. He's a metaphysical hermaphrodite – he embraces hard and soft, masculine and feminine. -Daniel Barenboim

The Internet is changing American fiction – and I don't mean in some kind of metaphysical way. -Ethan Canin

My texts are written like palimpsests. They are written over and over again, until I feel that a kind of metaphysical meaning can be read through the writing. -W. G. Sebald

If you say morality is just what you like, you lose the metaphysical level of what in the history of philosophy is called 'categorical imperative.' -Emir Kusturica

World War II was a trauma that paralysed writers. It was something metaphysical, diabolical. -A. B. Yehoshua

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