65 Metaphysical Quotes On Success In Life

These metaphysical quotes will inspire you. Metaphysical, an idea, doctrine, or posited reality outside of human sense perception.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging metaphysical quotes, metaphysical sayings, and metaphysical proverbs.

Best Metaphysical Quotes

  1. “Love is metaphysical gravity.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  2. “Really, the fundamental, ultimate mystery — the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets — is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside, there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.” ~ Alan Watts
  3. “In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.” ~ John Fowles
  4. “The religious idea of God cannot do full duty for the metaphysical infinity.” ~ Alan Watts

  5. “You are an aperture through which the universe is looking at and exploring itself.” ~ Alan Watts
  6. “Am I in love? Absolutely. I’m in love with ancient philosophers, foreign painters, classic authors, and musicians who have died long ago. I’m a passionate lover. I fawn over these people. I have given them my heart and my soul. The trouble is, I’m unable to love anyone tangible. I have sacrificed a physical bond, for a metaphysical relationship. I am the ultimate idealistic lover.” ~ James Dean , Metaphysical quotes about love
  7. “I take as metaphysical poetry that in which what is ordinarily apprehensible only by thought is brought within the grasp of feeling, or that in which what is ordinarily only felt is transformed into thought without ceasing to be feeling.” ~ T. S. Eliot
  8. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” ~ Albert Einstein

  9. “One may not regard the world as a sort of metaphysical brothel for emotions.” ~ Arthur Koestler
  10. “Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  11. “The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i.e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.” ~ Erwin Schrodinger
  12. “What happens with DMT is you leap over all the barriers in the first few seconds. Unlike mushrooms where over hours and hours on a high dose you might navigate yourself to the center of the mandala, DMT is like being struck by metaphysical lightening.” ~ Terence McKenna
  13. “Man lives only to learn. And if he learns it is because it is the nature of his lot, for good or bad.” ~ Carlos Castaneda

  14. “If you’re honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you’re forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of metaphysical outlaws.” ~ Tom Robbins
  15. “What I am trying to do is to unmuddle the metaphysical.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  16. “Man is physical as well as metaphysical, a thing of shreds and patches, borrowed unequally from good and bad ancestors, and a misfit from the start.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. “Feet sandaled with dreams tread paths of vision leading to wisdom’s sharp peaks.” ~ Aberjhani

  18. “The metaphysical doctrine of determinism simply asserts that all events in this world are fixed, or unalterable, or predetermined. It does not assert that they are known to anybody, or predictable by scientific means. But it asserts that the future is as little changeable as is the past. Everybody knows what we mean when we say that the past cannot be changed. It is in precisely the same sense that the future cannot be changed, according to metaphysical determinism.” ~ Karl Popper
  19. “The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning. And truth and meaning are not the same. The basic fallacy, taking precedence over all specific metaphysical fallacies, is to interpret meaning on the model of truth.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  20. “The point is that (little-t) truth is a matter of definition relative to the grid one is using at the moment, and that (capital-T) Truth, metaphysical reality, is irrelevant to grids entirely. Pick a grid, and through it some chaos appears ordered and some appears disordered. Pick another grid, and the same chaos will appear differently ordered and disordered. Reality is the original Rorschach. Verily! So much for all that.” ~ Malaclypse the Younger , Metaphysical quotes on reality
  21. “Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.” ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  22. “THE ULTIMATE METAPHYSICAL SECRET, if we dare state it so simply, is that there are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two.” ~ Ken Wilber
  23. “Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.” ~ Hans Hofmann
  24. “The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.” ~ Aberjhani , Metaphysical quotes death
  25. “Whether you take the doughnut hole as a blank space or as an entity unto itself is a purely metaphysical question and does not affect the taste of the doughnut one bit.” ~ Haruki Murakami

  26. “The harmony of natural law reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection.” ~ Albert Einstein
  27. “Evolution is not a fact. Evolution doesn’t even qualify as a theory or as a hypothesis. It is a metaphysical research program, and it is not really testable science.” ~ Karl Popper
  28. “Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth, a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  29. “I will tell you that there have been no failures in my life. I don’t want to sound like some metaphysical queen, but there have been no failures. There have been some tremendous lessons.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

  30. “I think the metaphysical world is something Lisa and I have always been interested in. We were encouraged from a very young age to believe in magic. Our mom used to take us to fairy parties. As we got older, I was always very drawn to manifesting my own destiny…learning how to do spells and personal ritual.” ~ Jessica Origliasso
  31. “I don’t know about ‘common sense opinion’ by the way. It seems to me that the office of common sense is to keep us from playing cards for high stakes with people we meet on trains, and not to endorse metaphysical opinions.” ~ Peter van Inwagen
  32. “Why are there organized beings? Why is there something rather than nothing? Here again, I fully understand a scientist who refuses to ask it. He is welcome to tell me that the question does not make sense. Scientifically speaking, it does not. Metaphysically speaking, however, it does. Science can account for many things in the world; it may someday account for all that which the world of phenomena actually is. But why anything at all is, or exists, science knows not, precisely because it cannot even ask the question.” ~ Etienne Gilson
  33. “Man acts from adequate motives relative to his interest, and not on metaphysical speculations.” ~ Edmund Burke

  34. “Metaphysical world.- It is true, there could be a metaphysical world; the absolute possibility of it is hardly to be disputed. We behold all things through the human head and cannot cut off this head; while the question nonetheless remains what of the world would still be there if one had cut it off.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  35. “The metaphysical apologia at least betrayed the injustice of the established order through the incongruence of concept and reality. The impartiality of scientific language deprived what was powerless of the strength to make itself heard and merely provided the existing order with a neutral sign for itself. Such neutrality is more metaphysical than metaphysics.” ~ Theodor Adorno
  36. “It’s this expandable capacity to represent reasons that we have that gives us a soul. But what’s it made of? It’s made of neurons. It’s made of lots of tiny robots. And we can actually explain the structure and operation of that kind of soul, whereas an eternal, immortal, immaterial soul is just a metaphysical rug under which you sweep your embarrassment for not having any explanation.” ~ Daniel Dennett
  37. “Metaphysics attempts to discover the ultimate nature of reality, and in this sense, the Innerspace of science fiction is metaphysical fiction.” ~ Kate Wilhelm

  38. “Animism is a monist metaphysical stance, based upon the idea that mind and matter are not distinct and separate substances but an integrated reality, rooted in nature.” ~ Emma Restall Orr
  39. “The metaphysical image that a definite epoch forge of the world has the same structure as what the world immediately understands to be appropriate as a form of its political organization.” ~ Carl Schmitt
  40. “Metaphysical problems about “mind” versus “matter” arise only from epistemological confusions.” ~ Raymond Smullyan
  41. “The Cabal is of two kinds, theoretical and practical, with the practical Cabala, which is engaged in the construction of talismans and amulets, we have nothing to do. The theoretical is divided into the lineal and dogmatic. The dogmatic is nothing more than the summary of the metaphysical doctrine taught by the Cabalist doctors. It is, in other words, the system of the Jewish philosophy.” ~ Albert Mackey
  42. “As I already explained, I don’t have any form. I’m a conceptual metaphysical object.” ~ Haruki Murakami

  43. “What both the state and the capitalist economy oppose is an understanding of what might be called “the true nature of things” (using the phrase without metaphysical pretensions), especially injustices and exploitative practices.” ~ Richard A. Falk
  44. “Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction.” ~ Giorgio de Chirico
  45. “I discovered suddenly that alienation, exploitation of man by man, under-nourishment, relegated to the background metaphysical evil which is a luxury.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  46. “Art’s development should be dialectical and not metaphysical.” ~ Robert Smithson

  47. “Three principles – the conformability of nature to herself, the applicability of the criterion of simplicity, and the utility of certain parts of mathematics in describing physical reality – are thus consequences of the underlying law of the elementary particles and their interactions. Those three principles need not be assumed as separate metaphysical postulates. Instead, they are emergent properties of the fundamental laws of physics.” ~ Murray Gell-Mann
  48. “Since substance is infinite, the universe as a whole, i.e., god, Hegel is telling us that philosophy is knowledge of the infinite, of the universe as a whole, i.e, god. You cannot get more metaphysical than that. I think that Hegel scholars have to admit this basic fact rather than burying their heads in the sand and trying to pretend that Hegel is concerned with conceptual analysis, category theory, normativity or some such contemporary fad.” ~ Frederick C. Beiser
  49. “No degree of prosperity could justify
    the accumulation of large amounts of highly toxic substances which nobody knows how to
    make safe and which remain an incalculable danger to the whole of creation for historical or
    even geological ages. To do such a thing is a transgression against life itself,
    a transgression infinitely more serious than any crime perpetrated by man.
    The idea that a civilization could sustain itself on such a transgression is an ethical, spiritual, and metaphysical monstrosity. It means conducting the economical affairs of man
    as if people did not matter at all.” ~ E. F. Schumacher
  50. “I never was able to believe in the existence of next year except as in a metaphysical notion.” ~ Madame de Stael

  51. “Philosophers sometimes also use ‘reductionist’ more strictly, to mean ‘type identities between mental and physical categories, and to exclude ‘non-reductive physicalisms’ like metaphysical functionalism.” ~ David Papineau
  52. “It’s also one of these strange points where metaphysics converges with economy. Because really what the experts are doing is creating value by banishing doubt. All great dead painters basically have this one person, this expert who has the metaphysical power to grant a seal of authenticity.” ~ Daniel Kehlmann
  53. “One of the points where the art world is at its most metaphysical is in this weird aspect of the power of the expert. There are experts who claim they cannot be fooled because they have an inner connection to an artist and can feel whether something is genuine or fake. I’ve heard experts say, on panels: When it comes to my period or my painters, I cannot be fooled. And of course, that’s completely ridiculous.” ~ Daniel Kehlmann
  54. “Human rebellion ends in metaphysical revolution. It progresses from appearances to acts, from the dandy to the revolutionary.” ~ Albert Camus

  55. “I have not been able to discover the cause of those properties of gravity from phenomena, and I frame no hypotheses; for whatever is not deduced from the phenomena is to be called a hypothesis, and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, whether of occult qualities or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy.” ~ Isaac Newton
  56. “The idea of buddha mind is not purely a concept or a theoretical, metaphysical idea. It is something extremely real that we can experience ourselves. In fact, it is the ego that feels that we have an ego. It is ego that tells us, My ego is bothering me. I feel very self-conscious about having to be me. I feel that I have a tremendous burden in me, and I wonder what the best way to get rid of it is. Yet all those expressions of restlessness that keep coming out of us are the expression of buddha nature: the expression of our unborn, unobstructed, and non-dwelling nature.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa
  57. “We cannot ultimately specify the grounds (either metaphysical or logical or empirical) upon which we hold that our knowledge is true. Being committed to such grounds, dwelling in them, we are projecting ourselves to what we believe to be true from or through these grounds. We cannot, therefore, see what they are. We cannot look at them because we are looking with them.” ~ Michael Polanyi
  58. “Naturalism is a methodological rather than a metaphysical view. It’s because I am a naturalist, actually, that I am skeptical about physicalism.” ~ Tim Crane

  59. “The soul contains few secrets and longings which cannot be sensibly discussed, analyzed, and polled. Solitude, the very condition which sustained the individual against and beyond his society, has become technically impossible. Logical and linguistic analysis demonstrate that the old metaphysical problems are illusory problems; the quest for the “meaning” of things can be reformulated as the quest for the meaning of words, and the established universe of discourse and behavior can provide perfectly adequate criteria for the answer.” ~ Herbert Marcuse
  60. “Make something, a kind of object, which as it changes or falls apart (dies as it were) or increases in its parts (grows as it were) offers no clue as to what its state or form or nature was at any previous time. Physical and Metaphysical. Obstinacy. Could this be a useful object?” ~ Jasper Johns
  61. “Life is an energy field, a bunch of molecules. And these particular molecules formed to make these four guys, who then formed into this band called the Beatles and did all that work. I have to think that was something metaphysical. Something alchemic. Something that must be thought of as magic.” ~ Paul McCartney
  62. “What are we here for? Does the great metaphysical nut revolve around that? Well, I’ll crack it for you, right now. What are we here for? We are here to go!” ~ Brion Gysin

  63. “Of course the sands of Present Time are running out from under our feet. And why not? The Great Conundrum: ‘What are we here for?’ is all that ever held us here in the first place. Fear. The answer to the Riddle of the Ages has actually been out in the street since the First Step in Space. Who runs may read but few people run fast enough. What are we here for? Does the great metaphysical nut revolve around that? Well, I’ll crack it for you, right now. What are we here for? We are here to go!” ~ Brion Gysin
  64. “However, within the limits of the human, it is important to recognize our common humanity. I think that a perspective based on common human needs has the most chance of being accepted and this does not depend on any particular metaphysical outlook.” ~ Alison Assiter
  65. “I argue, based on metaphysical and physical considerations, that we should think of the fundamental parts of the world as a mix of intrinsic natures, rather like a paint-pot filled with a rainbow of colors, loosely mixed to give a richly varied, spatiotemporally inseparable, spread of qualities, and that this mixture is what gives rise to ordinary reality.” ~ L.A. Paul

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