Colin Wilson Quotes

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. Colin Wilson

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. Colin Wilson

The complex develops out of the simple. Colin Wilson

Creativity involves hovering about the subject, like a bird, and seeing many possible choices. Colin Wilson

Turning on the light is easy if you know where the switch is. Colin Wilson

To me, science and mysticism are very much the same thing. Einstein once said that the motive that drives people to science is the motive that drives people out of cities at the weekend and onto high mountains where they can see whole views. And it is true that science gives you this wonderful feeling of standing on a mountain top with great views in front of you. Colin Wilson

A man who is not obsessed cannot be great. Colin Wilson

Mystical experiences are not experiences of another order of reality but insights into this order. Colin Wilson

Ideas are what matter. Living in itself strikes me as a bloody bore. Colin Wilson

Man seems to need long-range purpose to get the best out of himself. Colin Wilson