Quotes: metaphysical

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  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
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    Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
  • Auguste Comte
    Auguste Comte
    French philosopher 1798-1857
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    Each department of knowledge passes through three stages. The theoretic stage; the theological stage and the metaphysical or abstract stage.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Europe is so well gardened that it resembles a work of art, a scientific theory, a neat metaphysical system. Man has re-created Europe in his own image.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
  • Arthur Boyd
    Arthur Boyd
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    I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling.
  • Benjamin Whorf
    Benjamin Whorf
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    Most metaphysical words in Hopi are verbs, not nouns as in European languages.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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    One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    Our psychology is... a science of mere phenomena without any metaphysical implications. Treats all metaphysical claims and assertions as mental phenomena, and regards them as statements about the mind and its structure.
    Source: Psychology and Religion: West and East (1958)
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    Quite clearly, our task is predominantly metaphysical, for it is how to get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975)
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    Revolution, in order to be creative, cannot do without either a moral or metaphysical rule to balance the insanity of history.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    Sum-totally, we find that the physical constituent of wealth-energy-cannot decrease and that the metaphysical constituent-know-how-can only increase. This is to say that everytime we use our wealth it increases.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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