A collection of thoughts and quotation by Carlos Castaneda on inspiration, confidence, determination, self-reliance, spirituality, happiness, death, fear, ego, chance, growth, nostalgia, life and wisdom.
37 Uplifting Quotes By Carlos Castaneda That Will Foster New Gusto In You
Born in Peru, Carlos Castaneda was a renowned American writer who worked mainly on non-fiction. Many believed that his work was based on philosophies and practices which were meant to increase knowledge among the masses. His work was famous globally and translated into seventeen languages. He specialized in anthropology which is a branch of science dealing with behavior and mannerism of human species. Castaneda gained fame due to his efforts in ‘Tales of Power’, ‘The Art of Dreaming’ and ‘The Fire From Within’. Despite selling more than 28 million copies, the scientific accuracies in his hardbacks were questioned unanimously by the critics. Therefore, his credibility as a non-fiction author had been under the scanner due to chronological and logical errors present in his work. Having said that, through his work, thoughts, sayings, quotes and books he preached that all paths in life lead us nowhere therefore one should follow their own heart while choosing them. Here’s a collection of some famous quotes by this distinguished American writer, enlightening us about human psychology and mannerisms.
A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.
For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length--and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.
A warrior, or any man for that matter, cannot possibly wish he were somewhere else; a warrior because he lives by challenge, an ordinary man because he doesn't know where his death is going to find him.
To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
We either make ourselves miserable, or make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
Nothing is pending in the world…nothing is finished, yet nothing is unresolved…Everything is filled to the brim.
A warrior must focus his attention on the link between himself and his death . . .. He must let each of his acts be his last battle on earth. Only under those conditions will his acts have their rightful power.