53 Total Quotes

Carlos Castaneda Quotes

Carlos Castaneda
it's better to get something worthwhile done using deception than to fail to get something worthwhile done using truth.
Carlos Castaneda
#Deception

Carlos Castaneda
“The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his intent is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Complaining

Carlos Castaneda
“A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.”
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#Death

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All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!
Carlos Castaneda
#American Writer #Heart

Carlos Castaneda
“All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy—it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Enjoyable

Carlos Castaneda
Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.
Carlos Castaneda
#American Writer #Ask

Carlos Castaneda
To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter. It is a revolution. To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit. It takes power to do that.
Carlos Castaneda
#American Writer

Carlos Castaneda
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
Carlos Castaneda
#American Writer

Carlos Castaneda
“A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing, when in effect he knows nothing.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Acts

Carlos Castaneda
“A warrior takes responsibility for his acts, for the most trivial of acts. An average man acts out his thoughts, and never takes responsibility for what he does.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Acts

Carlos Castaneda
“A warrior doesn’t know remorse for anything he has done, because to isolate one’s acts as being mean, or ugly, or evil is to place an unwarranted importance on the self.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Acts

Carlos Castaneda
“A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Acting And Actors

Carlos Castaneda
A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
Carlos Castaneda
#American Writer #Acting And Actors

Carlos Castaneda
“A warrior never worries about his fear.”
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#Fear

Carlos Castaneda
The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die.
Carlos Castaneda
#American Writer

Carlos Castaneda
They took money away from us for years, and we never got it back.
Carlos Castaneda
#Money

Carlos Castaneda
“If his spirit is distorted he should simply fix it—purge it, make it perfect—because there is no other task in our entire lives which is more worthwhile…To seek the perfection of the warrior’s spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Spirit

Carlos Castaneda
“Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn’t worry.”
Carlos Castaneda
#Desperation

Carlos Castaneda
But we just had to explain to them the advantages and disadvantages of amending our Constitution.
Carlos Castaneda
#Constitution

Carlos Castaneda
Fright never injures anyone. What injures the spirit is having someone always on your back, beating you, telling you what to do and what not to do.
Carlos Castaneda
#Spirit

Carlos Castaneda
The world around us is a mystery, and men are no better than anything else.
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#Men

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Death never stops. Sometimes it turns off its lights, that’s all.
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#Death

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I am only a man … who knows that he’ll never understand all that is around him.
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#Man

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My laughter … is real, but it is also controlled folly because it is useless; it changes nothing and yet I still choose to do it. … I am happy because I choose to look at things that make me happy…
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#Folly

Carlos Castaneda
That is the misfortune of human beings. None of us have sufficient time, and your continuity has no meaning in this awesome, mysterious world.
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#Meaning

Carlos Castaneda
Being timid prevents us from examining and exploiting our lot as men
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#Men

Carlos Castaneda
The world is a mystery. This, what you’re looking at, is not all there is to it. There is much more to the world, so much more, in fact, that it is endless. So when you’re trying to figure it out, all you’re really doing is trying to make the world familiar. You and I are right here, in the world that you call real, simply because we both know it.
Carlos Castaneda
#Mystery