Alan Watts


I have suggested that behind almost all myth lies the mono-plot of the game of hide-and-seek.

The Two Hands of God : The Myths of Polarity (1963)

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

As quoted in Life magazine (21 April 1961)

Zen … does not confuse spirituality with thinking about God while one is peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.

The Way of Zen, Pt. 2, Ch. 2 (1957)