Best Quotes About Metaphysics

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. -Walt Whitman

When he to whom one speaks does not understand, and he who speaks himself does not understand, that is metaphysics. -Voltaire

Algebra is the metaphysics of arithmetic. -John Ray

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. -Wallace Stevens

A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. -William Winwood Reade

Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. -John Adams

Logic works, metaphysics contemplates. -Joseph Joubert

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow. It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it. -Boris Pasternak

Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. -Fernando Pessoa

Go beyond science, into the region of metaphysics. Real religion is beyond argument. It can only be lived both inwardly and outwardly. -Swami Sivananda

I teach metaphysics and pastor a church. -Della Reese

Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us. -Huston Smith

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics. -Gabriel Marcel

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

Ancient metaphysics underwent many changes at the hands of medieval thinkers who brought it in line with the dominant religious and theological movements of their day. -Wilhelm Dilthey

However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time – well into the eighteenth century. -Wilhelm Dilthey

The knife of historical relativism… which has cut to pieces all metaphysics and religion must also bring about healing. -Wilhelm Dilthey

So Whitehead's metaphysics doesn't fit very well on to physics as we understand the process of the world. -John Polkinghorne

To think Being itself explicitly requires disregarding Being to the extent that it is only grounded and interpreted in terms of beings and for beings as their ground, as in all metaphysics. -Martin Heidegger

I study myself more than any other subject. That is my metaphysics, that is my physics. -Michel de Montaigne

The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, 'Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.' -Dan Brown

The world appears rectilinear, but is in fact curvilinear – a literal truth in physics, and a metaphorical one in metaphysics. -Iain McGilchrist

I'm not looking to be a trophy. When not acting, I spend my time studying metaphysics and quantum mechanics to keep my life as grounded as I can. -Tanit Phoenix

If you're trained in metaphysics, you don't see the world as distinct from yourself. You are one with the world. -Marianne Williamson

I believe in metaphysics. I don't believe in God because I think that is a human simplification of the things we can't explain. But I believe in a greater universe. -Jochen Zeitz

Culture cannot be separated from politics. The arts, philosophy and metaphysics, religion and the sciences, constitute culture. Politics are the science or art of organizing our relationships to allow for the development of life in society. -Eugene Ionesco

I was famous in our college for calm and impassionate discussion; for one whole summer, I rose at five and went to bed at midnight, that I might have sufficient time for theology and metaphysics. -William Godwin

I don't pretend to be an astrophysicist or anything, even though I do read about certain things like metaphysics and cosmology that I've always just been really interested in. I don't pretend to be able to sit down and pontificate on any of these subjects. -Sturgill Simpson

Prison is, indeed, a translation of your metaphysics, ethics, sense of history and whatnot into the compact terms of your daily deportment. -Joseph Brodsky

It's not that prison makes you shed your abstract notions. On the contrary, it pares them down to their most succinct articulations. Prison is, indeed, a translation of your metaphysics, ethics, sense of history and whatnot into the compact terms of your daily deportment. -Joseph Brodsky

There's a whole stereotype of the jazz musician that's into poetry and reading and metaphysics and all that stuff. Really, it's a sign of someone who's searching, whose mind is open, looking for answers. Whatever ideas you may come up with, the beautiful thing is the search. -Kamasi Washington

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