Colin Wilson Quotes

Top 34 wise famous quotes and sayings by Colin Wilson

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Colin Wilson quotes: The complex develops out of the simple. The complex develops out of the simple.
Colin Wilson quotes: The body will destroy the germs of a physical illness within a week; but the mind will preserve germs of morbidity or fear for a lifetime. The body will destroy the germs of a physical illness within a week; but the mind will preserve germs of morbidity or fear for a lifetime.
Colin Wilson quotes: The mystical impulse in men is somehow a desire to possess the universe. In women, it's a desire to be possessed. The mystical impulse in men is somehow a desire to possess the universe. In women, it's a desire to be possessed.
Colin Wilson quotes: I'm basically a writer of ideas, and the English aren't interested in ideas. The English, I'm afraid, are totally brainless. I'm basically a writer of ideas, and the English aren't interested in ideas. The English, I'm afraid, are totally brainless.
Colin Wilson quotes: The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
Colin Wilson quotes: Man is an animal who is trying to evolve into a god. Many of his problems are an inevitable result of this struggle. Man is an animal who is trying to evolve into a god. Many of his problems are an inevitable result of this struggle.
Colin Wilson quotes: Could it be that sexual perversion and romanticism sprang from the same longing for distant horizons? Could it be that sexual perversion and romanticism sprang from the same longing for distant horizons?
Colin Wilson quotes: The outsider is not sure who he is. He has found an "I", but it is not his true "I".' His main business is to find his way back to The outsider is not sure who he is. He has found an "I", but it is not his true "I".' His main business is to find his way back to himself.
Colin Wilson quotes: When I open my eyes in the morning, I am not confronted by a world, but by a million possible worlds. When I open my eyes in the morning, I am not confronted by a world, but by a million possible worlds.
Colin Wilson quotes: I've always been a pretty hard worker. That's how I've written over a hundred books. I've always been a pretty hard worker. That's how I've written over a hundred books.
Colin Wilson quotes: I had never doubted my own abilities, but I was quite prepared to believe that "the world" would decline to recognize them. I had never doubted my own abilities, but I was quite prepared to believe that "the world" would decline to recognize them.
Colin Wilson quotes: I've always believed that a writer has got to remain an outsider. I've always believed that a writer has got to remain an outsider.
Colin Wilson quotes: The "passion for incredulity" can produce as much self-deception as the uncritical will to believe. The "passion for incredulity" can produce as much self-deception as the uncritical will to believe.
Colin Wilson quotes: What if the 'brutal thunderclap of halt' takes the form of the choice, Dishonesty or insanity? What if the 'brutal thunderclap of halt' takes the form of the choice, Dishonesty or insanity?
Colin Wilson quotes: Turning on the light is easy if you know where the switch is. Turning on the light is easy if you know where the switch is.
Colin Wilson quotes: The self-surmounter can never put up with the man who has ceased to be dissatisfied with himself. The self-surmounter can never put up with the man who has ceased to be dissatisfied with himself.
Colin Wilson quotes: Criminals interest me, because they're driven by the same desires as we are, but they take these disastrous shortcuts and end up in a real mess. Criminals interest me, because they're driven by the same desires as we are, but they take these disastrous shortcuts and end up in a real mess.
Colin Wilson quotes: When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books. When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books.
Colin Wilson quotes: Man is a continent, but his conscious mind is no larger than a back garden ... man consists almost entirely of unrealized potentials. Man is a continent, but his conscious mind is no larger than a back garden ... man consists almost entirely of unrealized potentials.
Colin Wilson quotes: What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation. What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation.
Colin Wilson quotes: Life itself is an exile. The way home is not the way back. Life itself is an exile. The way home is not the way back.
Colin Wilson quotes: If I'd stayed on in London and carried on going to literary parties, it would have wrecked me as a writer. If I'd stayed on in London and carried on going to literary parties, it would have wrecked me as a writer.