Wei Wu Wei Quotes

Who is Wei Wu Wei?

Theatre producer born as Terence James Gray who later published books on Taoist philosophy under the nom de plume Wei Wu Wei.

Born September 14, 1895
Died January 05, 1986

Books by Wei Wu Wei


Best 11 Quotes by Wei Wu Wei

“Are we not wasps who spend all day in a fruitless attempt to traverse a window-pane - while the other half of the window is wide open?”

“Disciples and devotees…what are most of them doing? Worshipping the teapot instead of drinking the tea!”

“In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow - and that is likely to hurt.”

“It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are.”

“Play your part in the comedy, but don't identify yourself with your role.”

“The notion that human life has greater value than any other form of life is both unjustifiable and arrogant.”

“The saint is a man who disciplines his ego. The sage is a man who rids himself of his ego.”

“This which is seeking is that which is sought, and that which is sought is this which is seeking.”

“We imagine that waking-life is real and that dream-life is unreal, but there does not seem to be any evidence for this belief.”

“Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent of everything you think, and of everything you do, is for yourself—and there isn’t one.”

“Wise men don't judge: They seek to understand.”

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