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Carlos Castaneda Quotes


A Peruvian-born American author.
(1925 - 1998)

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
[Action]
 

All paths are the same, leading nowhere. Therefore, pick a path with heart!
 

Any 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.
 

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.
 

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 either as a blessing or a curse.
 

The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die.
[Death]
 

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

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.