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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Sam Keen on love, obituary, books, fire, belly, meaning, saying, imperfect, summer, addiction, wisdom, burnout, hymns and spiritual.

18 Sam Keen Quotes That You Will Love With Your Heart And Soul

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Sam Keen is a prominent American philosopher, author and professor renowned for exploring queries regarding religion, life, wonder, and love. He served as a contributing editor at ‘Psychology Today Magazine’ for two decades. In 2003, he featured in a documentary titled, ‘Flight from Death.' He also co-produced an award-winning PBS documentary titled, ‘Faces of the Enemy.' Some of his popular works, both in print and out of print include, ‘Hymns to an Unknown God,' ‘In the Absence of God: Dwelling in the Presence of the Sacred,' ‘Your Mythic Journey,' ‘Apology For Wonder,’ and ‘The Passionate Life’ amongst various others. Following is a mass of inspiring quotes and thoughts by Sam Keen that are sure to enlighten you. Go through the interesting quotes and sayings by Sam Keen which has been accumulated from his writings, thoughts, books, letters, philosophies and other works.

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

- To Love and Be Loved, Sam Keen

There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is 'Where am I going?' and the second is 'Who will go with me?' If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble.

- Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man, Sam Keen

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

- Sam Keen

Trust what moves you most deeply.

- Sam Keen

Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

- Sam Keen

The sacred is discovered in what moves and touches us, in what makes us tremble.

- Sam Keen

I try to steer away from high metaphysical belief because I think we humans do best when we realize that we don't know all that much.

- Sam Keen

Freedom is an inside job.

- Hymns To An Unknown God : Awakening The Spirit In Everyday Life, Sam Keen

We can only choose whether we will feel and not what we will feel.

- Inward Bound: Exploring the Geography of Your Emotions, Sam Keen

Soul grows in communion. Word by word, story by story, for better or worse, we build our world. From true conversation - speaking and listening - communication deepens into compassion and creates community.

- Hymns to an Unknown God: Awakening The Spirit In Everyday Life, Sam Keen

To sustain love, a man and a woman must continually be marrying and divorcing, moving with, against, away from, and beyond each other, saying 'yes' and 'no'.

- The Passionate Life: Stages of Loving, Sam Keen

To cultivate love, or whole-soul-fulness, we must resist the temptation to be upwardly mobile, to be always on the move, to pull up our roots and fly to the mythic kingdom of Elsewhere.

- To Love and Be Loved, Sam Keen

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

- Sam Keen

Without knowing how to calculate the odds on such matters, it seems improbably to me that God would have whispered the meaning of my life into the ear of some guru or authority.

- Hymns To An Unknown God : Awakening The Spirit In Everyday Life, Sam Keen

Whoever authors your story authorizes your actions.

- Sam Keen

A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.

- Sam Keen

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly---Sam Keen, Author

- Sam Keen

The question that surrounds lovemaking is, "Did you cum?" and the unasked question beneath that is, "Am I all right?

- Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man, Sam Keen