Carlos Castaneda

1931 -

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on death, ideas, and spirit

A warrior thinks of death when things become unclear. The idea of death is the only thing that tempers our spirit.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

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A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on mystery, secrets, understanding, and world

The world is incomprehensible. We won't ever understand it; we won't ever unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is: a sheer mystery.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Separate Reality

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on fear, knowledge, mistakes, regret, respect, and war

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on humility and time

The humbleness of a warrior is not the humbleness of the beggar. The warrior lowers his head to no one, but at the same time, he doesn't permit anyone to lower his head to him. The beggar, on the other hand, falls to his knees at the drop of a hat and scrapes the floor to anyone he deems to be higher; but at the same time, he demands that someone lower than him scrape the floor for him.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on challenge, good, knowledge, life, regret, and path

Only as a warrior can one withstand the path of knowledge. A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power, Pages: <URL>

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda

Warriors do not win victories by beating their heads against walls, but by overtaking the walls. Warriors jump over walls; they don't demolish them.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on effort, obsession, and success

If a warrior is to succeed at anything, the success must come gently, with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Tales of Power

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on awareness, choice, day, death, facts, life, world, and path

We talk to ourselves incessantly about our world. In fact we maintain our world with our internal talk. And whenever we finish talking to ourselves about ourselves and our world, the world is always as it should be. We renew it, we rekindle it with life, we uphold it with our internal talk. Not only that, but we also choose our paths as we talk to ourselves. Thus we repeat the same choices over and over until the day we die, because we keep on repeating the same internal talk over and over until the day we die. A warrior is aware of this and strives to stop his internal talk.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on silence and struggle

The warrior: silent in his struggle, undetainable because he has nothing to lose, functional and efficacious because he has everything to gain.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: Separate Reality

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Carlos Castaneda on concern, hell, and people

An average man is too concerned with liking people or with being liked himself. A warrior likes, that's all. He likes whatever or whomever he wants, for the hell of it.

Carlos Castaneda (1931 -)

Source: A Separate Reality

Contributed by: Zaady

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