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Carlos Castañeda Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Carlos Castañeda
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“What a terrible thing to be a great lord, yet a wicked man.”
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“We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.”
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“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
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“The aim is to balance the terror of being alive with the wonder of being alive.”
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“I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.”
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“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.”
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“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.”
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“Birth means nothing where there is no virtue.”
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“Seek and see all the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else. - Don Juan”
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“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ”
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“Before you embark on any path ask the question: Does this path have a heart? If the answer is no, you will know it, and then you must choose another path.”
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“Think about it: what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellow men. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.”
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“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.”
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“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
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Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
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“For me the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time.”
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“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level or awareness you find yourself to be.”
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“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. ...”
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“To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.”
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“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . .”

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