Charles Tart quotes

  • The whole world is an art gallery when you're mindful. There are beautiful things everywhere and they're free.
    -- Charles Tart

    #Beautiful #Art #Nature

  • Your imaginings can have as much power over you as your reality, or even more.
    -- Charles Tart

    #Reality #Over You

  • Don't go for happiness, go for truth!
    -- Charles Tart


  • There is a joy in the actual taste of vanilla ice cream that does not come from knowing the chemical formula of vanilla. There is a joy, an inherent aliveness in the body that you can experience if you pay attention to your body. But if you live up in your head, in your words all the time, you don't notice it.
    -- Charles Tart

    #Life #Knowing #Ice Cream

  • That humankind has fallen into the insanity of concensus trance, and lost touch with our true possibilities and functions is a tragedy.
    -- Charles Tart

    #Insanity #Tragedy #Possibility

  • If you are just having unusual experiences and feeling special–especially if you feel better than everybody else–I think that is a dangerous thing.
    -- Charles Tart

    #Feel Better #Thinking #Feelings

  • If you don't have a goal, any road will do.
    -- Charles Tart


  • In the end we can never be given knowledge by others; we can only be stimulated. We must develop our own knowledge.
    -- Charles Tart

    #Knowledge #Ends #Given

  • I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.

  • Each individual creature on this beautiful planet is created by God to fulfil a particular role. Whatever I have achieved in life is through His help and an expression of His will. He showered His grace on me through some outstanding teachers and colleagues and when I pay my tributes to these fine persons, I am merely praising His glory. We are all born with a divine fire in us.

  • The truth and the facts aren't necessarily the same thing. Telling the truth is the object of all art; facts are what the unimaginative have instead of ideas.

  • Art, however innocent, looks like deceiving.

  • As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming.

  • The traditional difficulty of balancing the mechanical with the imaginative schools of photography still operates. In schools of photography meaningful art education is often lacking and on the strength of their technical ability alone students, deprived of a richer artistic training, are sent forth inculcated with the belief that they are creative photographers and artists. It is yet a fact that today, as in the past, the most inspiring and provocative works in photography come as much (and probably more) from those who are in the first place artists.

  • To me documentary photography means making a picture so that the viewer doesn’t think about the man who made the picture. At its esthetic core is very old tradition in art: naturalism. And its purpose is to document all facets of social relationships.

  • Coy Nature, (which remain'd, though aged grown, A beauteous virgin still, enjoy'd by none, Nor seen unveil'd by anyone), When Harvey's violent passion she did see, Began to tremble and to flee; Took sanctuary, like Daphne, in a tree: There Daphne's Lover stopped, and thought it much The very leaves of her to touch: But Harvey, our Apollo, stopp'd not so; Into the Bark and Root he after her did go!

  • Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.

  • Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.